I need all the help I can get. And then some. For all the messes I’ve conjured up. Plus some foisted on me by others, well-meaning but mostly not. Help!
So, who gives us a helping hand? You know. From God who works all things together, making good come from even disasters and trials (Rom. 8:28). How? When? Where? Like I know? I’m as clueless as the next. Ask Him. Not about how insensitive and oblivious I am. But for His insight and support.
Check out Romans 8 for two super-duper, crackerjack helpers. All ready to jump in when we’re heading for the nearest exit. Who? First, there’s God the Holy Spirit. Romans 8: 26-27–‘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. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.’ Read that last phrase again. See it? Help is on the way. Actually, it’s already here.
Here’s more–‘Christ Jesus…who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us’ (Rom. 8:34). Who? Jesus, the Son Of God. Doing what? Interceding…helping…speaking up for us. What a team! OJ’s legal ‘Dream Team’ of decades past looks like a bunch of incompetent flunkees. No comparison to ours. Not even close.
When tongue-tied in prayer, the Spirit speaks up for us. When we feel the heavens closed off, Jesus clears the skies with the Father. It’s all covered, making me wonder why I have so many fears. Why? After all, we’ve got a first string team like no other, on the go with all the bases covered…to help you and me. Ponder that this week.
Thank you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, for all your help, now and always. Amen.