Strength in my Weakness

26 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.
27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit,
because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:26-28 (NIV)

Weaknesses are one of those things that we don’t like to share with others, and if we do, we don’t go deep into. For me, perhaps, one of my weaknesses is that I’m easily irritated and not readily open to others. I’m not sure how many other people have the same weaknesses or have met many people like me, but I’ve got to say that it’s not easy overcoming your weaknesses. To be honest, if it was, it would no longer be called a weakness but rather it would transform into a strength. One of the many things that I love about God is that He seems to have everything covered, even things that I didn’t regard as a problem until I came face to face with them. I realised that before I got there He had already conquered them and solved them for me. He is true to His word; He helps us in our weaknesses.

At times when I feel irritation springing up in my heart just a simple word of prayer to God is enough to act as a caution to me and help me to be kinder even in that situation. It’s not easy, these things rarely are, but I’m comforted in knowing that God already anticipated me having weaknesses, and in His perfection, made a way out for me. The Holy Spirit is here to help us, let us draw closer to Him and utilise the gift and help that He freely offers us because if we try to do it all by ourselves, we’re guaranteed to fail.

Keep the light shining,

Ope

P.S: Pray for me guys, I have a massive test coming up and I would love to pass the first time round! 🙂

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  1. I have enjoyed reading this post and am struck by the transparency shown. It has given me some encouragement to address my own flaws which I sometimes dread to face. But the reminder that the Holy Spirit helps us makes me bold enough to work on my flaws. Thanks Ope x

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