Tuesday, September 16, 2014

~ "A spirit in need..."

"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." (Romans 8:26)

It's nice to know that there is strength available for us when we cannot seem to find any in ourselves.  The strength of the Holy Spirit guides us, lifts us and intercedes for us!  Sometimes we don't know what we need to pray for (do we ask for strength, patience, forgiveness...).  The Spirit knows before we do!  Sometimes there are no words, hence the "groanings".  We need only know we need God's mercy and grace to pray.

When Jesus told his Apostles he would send the Holy Spirit, he knew there would be times life that.  The Holy Spirit does, indeed, pray with us and for us, and God answers.  With God helping us pray, how could we possibly be afraid to go before him and ask what we need?  The Holy Spirit will plead for us according to God's will.

Don't be afraid to ask God for what you need.  He will answer you one way or another.  There are three answers that come from our Father...yes, no, wait!  Once again, we see that when we talk...God listens!