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A desperate call

Updated on October 4, 2012

What does this passage mean to you?

"And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don't know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words" (Romans 8:26).

What does this passage mean to you?

I will share with you what it means to me:

It means we are in a desperate situation. We have tried every means at our disposal and failed miserably. Let’s say that there is a dispute that arises between you and someone close to you. You have tried everything to resolve the issue to no avail. You don’t know what else to do, so you call upon God. Why is it we call on God only after we have tried to solve it ourselves instead of asking for His divine guidance from the start? Could it be independence and arrogance? “It’s okay God, I can handle this on my own.” Then we can’t solve it we humbly and desperately call on God at the last moment. Wouldn’t it be better to ask God in the beginning? Anyways, no we call out to God but we are so exhausted by the situation we don’t know how to ask or what to ask for. THAT is when the Holy Spirit gentle, patiently guides us in how to approach God. In doing this, doesn’t He open our eyes to many things in the situation we didn’t see before? Don’t we understand the importance of asking God FIRST not last?

Or, is there a situation that is too enormous for us to handle. Let’s say a loved one is going in for an operation or we are going to lose our job. It is very serious. Our hearts are heavy with worry. So overbearing we don’t know the words to use to ask for Gods help. Again the Holy Spirit will tenderly and steadfastly guide lead us into the right words to meekly request Gods loving blessings to envelope us like a soft cooling mist on a hot humid day? Let’s thank the Holy Spirit for His enormous love care and guidance okay?

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit for all those times when You so tenderly and lovingly guided me in the proper words to use to approach my omnipotent God when His help was so exceedingly needed. Please forgive me for my arrogance in trying to go it alone. The next time please remind me to come to You first, not last. Finally, thank you God for helping me in __ (think of a desperate situation that only God could have solved for you in the past where He came through for you). In the name of Jesus Christ, the one who made this possible I pray. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day .


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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      Hi FSlovenec.

      Yes the Holy Spirit is the best mentor.

      Hi Timlove.

      Yes the Holy Spirit is our mentor, healer and comforter and I thank Him many times throughout the day. You have a great lifestyle that I share.

      I bycicled during October and early November which is the storm season on the west coast. All day it was slowly climbing mountains. Upon reaching the top it was screaming down hairpin turns. This in wind and rain every day until reaching Central California. Yes it made me a lot closer to God, especially the very sincere prayers flying down those mountains with a sheere drop off into the ocean on one side of me and the rock mountain on the other. It's called the Bi-Centenial Route and is an experiance to last a life time. California and the Baja were great, although I wouldn't want to go through the Baja now with the drug wars.

      Hi Michelle.

      Thank you for your praise.

      It has taken God thirty years to get me to where He wants me to be, a Christian writer. Be patient little sister He will ultimatly guide you to His divine purpose for your life.

      I see the greedy self centered people are the saddest ever met.

      Thank you for your comments and God bless you all.

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Sometimes I pray for God to lead me on the path He want's me to follow. I feel that is helping. It is better then just asking God to give me this or that. Or, being selfish. The path God want's you to follow, is the smallest, but the very best.

      Voted up.

      Your hubs are wonderful.

    • Timlove profile image


      6 years ago from upstate New York

      The Holy spirit is our helper, our comforter, he leads and guides us into all truth. Vital words you have spoken in this hub my brother. We can all benefit from seeking God first in our lives. seeking him daily in everything I do has become a lifestyle for me.

      I read in your profile you did a bycicle tour from british columbia to mexico, I have done some touring myself from New York to Key West Florida, What an awesome experience that was everything I owned was on my bike daily trusting in the Lord. I can imagine the stories we could share. Glad to have found you here on Hubpages. God bless you brother.

    • FSlovenec profile image

      Frank Slovenec 

      6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      There is also praying in the spirit which the Holy Spirit will guide our prayer and even create our prayer.. Your point of turning to God first is the right point as the Holy Spirit is the Paraclete and also along side us as our helper...thank you nothing is too big for God...


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