John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
We do not always need to draw strength from the support of someone on the outside because we have the strength from the Holy Ghost inside. God’s strength, through the Holy Ghost, will strengthen us to stand even when we are all alone. The Holy Ghost is our strengthener.
2 Timothy 4:16-18 says, “At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me…, Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion. And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
Paul was in a terrible situation. He talks about all those that were in Asia (present day Asia Minor) who forsook him or turned against him (2 Timothy 1:15). He was not just experiencing rejection from one or two people, this was a whole region. How in the world was he going to fulfill his assignment when all that was around him was rejection and opposition? Somebody else was standing with him. He did not need the help of man, he needed the help of God. They all forsook him, but the Lord stood with him. The Lord will stand with you today as you call upon Him in prayer and in faith.