I got to thinking about Joseph, son of Jacob and Rachel of the Old Testament. He had a dream that he'd be a leader, one to whom even his family would bow. In jealous hatred, his brothers sold him to a band of traveling traders who took him to Egypt, where he became a slave. Falsely, he was accused of an adulterous act and thrown into prison for many years. Throughout all this, God is with him, granting him the ability to interpret dreams which eventually frees him and he becomes Prime Minister of Egypt.
How did he stay strong in his faith? He's living in a heathen nation so there are no church dinners or Bible studies. In fact, there's not even a Bible yet since Moses, author of the first five books, has not been born yet. All Joseph has are his distant childhood memories and prayer. Yet, he thrives, even in prison.
This demonstrates to me that the Spirit of God is:
So, thrive! Live life abundantly. He is with you always, even to the end of the age.