Finding Strength in Weakness through the Holy Spirit.

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Devotions, The Being Of God

Week 4 – Day 5 – The Being Of God:

In Romans 8:26, the apostle Paul reminds us of the invaluable role of the Holy Spirit in our lives, especially in moments of weakness and uncertainty. As we explore this verse, let us discover the comfort and strength that comes from relying on the Holy Spirit in our times of need.

Verse: “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” – Romans 8:26 (NKJV)

Reflection:

These are the craziest of times aren’t they?

The media of all kinds is providing food for all our imagined fears and it’s as rife on both sides of the fence of division in the world.

When I joined in the fray, I was staggered at the number of agendas and speculations that abounded. Along with that the endless barrage of fact checkers and opposing narratives that have driven many people too dangerously under-ground. We have become a society that either sleeps in a numbing haze or we can end up mining or prospecting for more darkness.

I thank God for the Holy Spirit who has lived into the name Jesus gave Him before the shift change. Thanks to Him I sleep very well at night as the carnage around us seems never ending. I know and I trust Who is in control and He never breaks His promises.

All that any of us needs to do is stay close in behind Him.

Remember to come up for air and take in some of the beauty that still frames every waking day.

In times of weakness, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and uncertain. However, Paul reminds us that the Holy Spirit is there to help us, even in our most vulnerable moments. Reflect on a time when you experienced the Holy Spirit’s intercession and support during a difficult situation.

Questions:

  1. How does knowing that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us in prayer impact your approach to prayer?
  2. What are some practical ways we can lean on the Holy Spirit for strength and guidance during times of weakness?
  3. How can we cultivate a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit’s presence and work in our daily lives?

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, Papa God, we thank you for the gift of the Holy Spirit, who intercedes for us in our weaknesses. In moments when we feel overwhelmed and uncertain, help us to rely on the guidance and comfort of the Holy Spirit. May we trust in Your provision and find strength in Your presence.

 In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

Graham Hood

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