The Seven Roles of the Holy Spirit – Day Five

The Holy Spirit is our Intercessor


This is one of the GREATEST MIRACLES of grace. The apostle Paul told us that the Holy Spirit who live inside us “interceded for us with groans too deep for words” (Rom. 8:26). Even when we do not know how to pray, the Spirit prays the perfect will of God. No matter what kind of dark difficulty we face, the Spirit travails for us until we emerge safely through the test.

Have you ever “groaned” in prayer? Most of us know the feeling. We may not feel full of faith when we utter our deepest cries to God. We could be going through a difficult struggle and not feeling very spiritual.

We may not even be able to muster the strength to pray for half an hour. Our prayers may be a pitiful series of short phrases such as, “Help me, God!” of “Lord, I do not know how much longer I can hold on”.

But according to the Bible, these kinds of prayers are powerful. All youhave to do is read the psalms of King David to know that God hears prayers such as: “O Lord my God, I cried to you for help” (Ps 30:2).

And what is so comforting is that when we feel frustrated in prayer or do not know what to say, the Spirit is praying at a deeper level inside us – and He knows what to pray! That is the promise of Romans 8:26.

Many of us are at the most intense stage of the birth process, the transition phase. Childbirth is the time when a pregnant woman feels confused, irritable, and restless. We endure similar feelings of desperation in our walk of faith. We ask ourselves, “Did God really promise me that?” Everything inside us wants to quit believing.

This is how the travailing process works – and we have the Holy Spirit to help us through the pain. He prays with groans too deep for words until faith gives birth to the answer we are waiting for.

Turning Wounds Into Wisdom,

You Him and Her

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