So many moments I feel unworthy..I want to be perfect like my God..but I can't.
It discourages me and makes me feel depressed at times. Over and over I fail.
But these words are not just my words, but even the great Paul's words. He was Gods right hand man..and he failed. He messed up. The great part is that through his struggles, he was able to share Gods greatness even then. To help me, when I feel burdened or weighed down, or unredeemable.
"What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this sinful nature that is taking me to eternal death? Thanks be to God, this problem has not been left for me to solve. It has been solved for me by Jesus Christ!"
That even though we do wrong things at times, we must keep fighting. As God has moved more and more into my heart, I have found such things I know only God can heal. That only God can cleanse me from. So in times when I am struggling with desires that are selfish, I now have God to turn to..only because He sent His one and only Son to die for me. It was by this that I am saved. That I can pray to Him. That I can be free.
No trials or suffering can even compare to what God has planned for us. It will be so worth it in the end..we just have to keep going even when it's hard. We have to keep trusting even when our faith grows dim. We have to keep believing even when we feel unworthy. I have one place in the Bible that is extra special to me. That when I go through struggles in life, I can turn to. When I am at a loss for words, I can read this. That even when we can't find the right things to say or the right things to do..or even the right things to ask for..God has given us the Holy Spirit to be there for us..to groan for us. To plead for us. I urge you to read these words in several different versions to fully understand what an awesome blessing this is. When I feel loaded and burdened..depressed..alone..anxious..I feel peace when I read these words. Peace to know I have the Holy Spirit praying for me..and who will help me find the words I need to pray also. Tears of relief and joy always seem to build up as I read these verses..tears of love of my Father..who loves me so much that He even made sure He had someone praying for me up in Heaven. I'm that special to Him. Your that special to Him.
May The Holy Spirit help you today also as he has done for me.
But if we hope for what we don't have, it helps us persevere. In this sense, hope strengthens our faith in God and our belief in His promise. The Holy Spirit is always ready to help us. We don't even know how we should pray or what we really need, and when we think we do, we don't know how to say it right. The Holy Spirit takes our deepest emotions and longings and puts them into the beautiful language of Heaven, pleading with God for us as if we were right there.
New International Version (NIV)
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.