Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. – Romans 8:26
Hands up, everyone who readily admits that they are weak. Our ego rarely permits us to make such a bold statement, but as we’ve discussed before, as we pray there is no room for false pride or cover-ups. He already knows what we need before we ask, so being completely forthright and honest before Him behooves us.
Jesus knew exactly what He was doing when He left His Holy Spirit, the Comforter, with us before He ascended to heaven.
No, I don’t know how God’s Holy Spirit can help all of us at the same time. No, I don’t know how He can hear each of us when we pray – and treat each one of us as though we were the only child. My human mind cannot even begin to fathom the “how”, but my faith tells me it is so.
The concept of the Trinity is amazing to me. I mean, what an awesome plan, to have God, the Creator and Father of us all, then send Jesus to earth to save mankind once and for all. As though that was not enough, we were not left alone to navigate this life. The blessed Holy Spirit helps us every step of the way! He is the One who lends comfort when we are distressed, and helps us to pray when all we can do is weep with no audible words. He knows our thoughts and our needs before we even bow before God the Father.
Christian, know that today you are surrounded by supernatural power from on High. God the Father loved us so much that He gave Jesus to be the perfect sacrifice, sinless and loving. Even when Jesus ascended to heaven, He was thinking of us. He left His precious Holy Spirit to live in our hearts to love us and help us along. All we have to do is ask Him for help.
No, it’s not a natural thing to be weak, but if we can just be humble before God, He will be there and the Holy Spirit will make intercession on our behalf. 🙂