In 2002, a biographical film premiered that told the story of a young seaman named Antwone Fisher with a troublesome past and a violent present. His outbursts of anger and the rapid speed in which he would lose his temper had posed him for a quick exit from the Navy.
In an effort to help the volatile sailor, he was sent to a naval psychiatrist, Jerome Davenport, for help. Antwone rejected Jerome’s help at first and refused to share the source of his pain. Eventually, the young man softened and revealed a horrific childhood. Through Jerome’s counsel Antwone dealt with His past and forged ahead toward a new beginning.
Just like Antwone Fisher, our past may be filled with an album of hurtful memories. You may have been or may be feeling lost and alone. Yet, there is good news! We have not been left to handle our heartache alone. Christ promised that He would send another Counselor, the Spirit of Truth, who would guide us into all truth. He promised that He would send the Holy Spirit and that His disciples would never be alone.