By   •   September 2, 2008   •   Topics:


I have asked God to give me the Holy Spirit, but how can I be sure He has? Maybe I don't understand why God promised to give the Holy Spirit to us.


One of the Bible’s greatest truths is that when we come to Christ and commit our lives to Him, He comes to live within us by His Holy Spirit. In fact, the Bible warns, “If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ” (Romans 8:9). If you know Jesus, the Holy Spirit already lives within you — whether you feel His presence or not.

Why has He been given? The Bible gives several reasons — but behind them all is our need for God’s help. The Holy Spirit, the Bible says, “helps us in our weakness” (Romans 8:26). He convicts us of sin, He opens our eyes to God’s truth, He grants us spiritual gifts, He counsels and guides us — all these and more would be impossible without His help.

Never forget that the Holy Spirit isn’t an impersonal force or power (like electricity or gravity); He is God. Think of it: God Himself now dwells within you if you know Christ! Jesus said, “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever — the Spirit of truth” (John 14:16-17). Because He lives within us, we can ask God to help us in our times of need, and to give us the courage and strength to live as we should.

Don’t try to live the Christian life in your own strength; if you do, you will only fail. Instead, trust the Holy Spirit to give you the wisdom and strength you need.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published but you will receive our next BGEA ministry update. You can opt out of future emails at any time.


  1. Patricia Gonzales says:

    Prayer for my brother Cesar, no more alcohol, drugs, depression, anger, in Jesus name.

  2. Joshua Pryce says:

    very good answer but there are many Christians that don’t have the holy spirit. being in faith isn’t automatic just like obtaining the holy spirit.

  3. Linda Brigato says:

    Thank you very much

  4. John Gates says:

    I came back from sin to God and Jesus and Spirit. I see changes and fruits but don’t feel the Spirit. Is something wrong with me.

  5. chantel baptista says:

    I want to give my life completely to Jesus. Everytime I set out to do that, I always keep on failing. Need to speak to someone for help. Need help to get my relationship with Jesus right, I know when I change my family will see christ in me and they will want to change.

    1. BGEA says:

      Thank you for your message, Chantel. We passed it onto our team so we can connect with you via email.

  6. isaac acquah says:

    please i have ask God To Give Me The Spirit But I Have Not Seen Nothing So Please Help Me,

  7. Janice Leonard says:

    God is my best friend forever! He cares for me and has a good plan for my life. Trust and obey God. Meditate on His words. Submit to Him 100 percent! God can do a better job controlling our lives than we can!!!

  8. Saviour says:

    I feel unhappy all the time i just don’t what to do plz help me

    1. BGEA says:

      Thank you for reaching out. You can find peace! Please visit to talk online with a member of our team.

  9. Richard Hartley says:

    The Holy Spirit is our helper our Counselor, without the spirit we are not of God. We need the spirit of Truth to guide us, give us strength,to whether the live a victorious life, without being connected to God by His Holy Spirit residing within us. We would live defeated lives. It says in The Bible we as believers are known by our fruit. Love, Peace, Joy, Faithfulness, Self-Control, Longsuffering, Kindnesss, and three more there are nine total.

  10. Linda Williams says:

    I know God lives in me but I want to get the Holy Spirit pray on it tonight I need the Holy Spirit down inside me