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Bride of Christ

Present Helper!

And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness.  For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.  Romans 8:26  NLT

Have you looked at the situation before you and felt like you were just not qualified for the task at hand?  Maybe a loved one is drifting away from God? Perhaps you watched the world news and you were so shocked and appalled at what was happening, but again... what could you possible do about it?   Or… you looked at your own tendency toward some besetting sin and you thought, “when will I ever be free from this temptation”?     

But just as you were feeling overwhelmed by it all...You took a deep breath and exhaled all at once... and… some inarticulate sound, like a groan escaped your lips that came from deep inside you.  A heavy sigh?  Perhaps!   Was that just the body reacting?  Maybe!

 Or… was that the Holy Spirit, who knows your weaknesses, reminding you that, He knows how you feel… He knows your weaknesses… but He also knows exactly what to pray for… even when you don’t?!

Beloved, never forget… God did not send the Holy Spirit to live within you for no good reason!   He is the Holy Helper!   He knows… and He prays through you with groans and other ways that are beyond the means of human understanding.     Feeling weak today?   Groaning today?   As it is written, “He is an ever-present help in times of trouble”! 

pastor John