Today’s Truth

Today’s Truth: Praying for our Weaknesses

Romans 8:26 tells us that the Holy Spirit will help us in our weakness. When we do not know what God wants us to pray, the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. God helps us in our weaknesses. As Christians we will still experience weakness. We will struggle with sin, and we will struggle with our own selfish desires from time to time. We will need God‘s intervention and the help of the Holy Spirit.

Paul wrote about this in 2 Corinthians 12 as he was dealing with his weakness. He begged the Lord to take it away from him. But he learned an important lesson. God told him that His grace is all Paul needed. His power works best in weakness. Paul’s attitude toward his weakness changed. He said in verse 9 that he was glad to boast about his weaknesses so that the power of Christ could work through him. In verse 10 he said, “For when I am weak, then I am strong. Paul understood that through his weakness, God‘s strength would shine.

Have you given over your weaknesses to the Lord? Have you understood that in your weakness, God’s strength will shine and be a testimony to others? Give your weaknesses over to Him today and watch Him work in amazing ways. His strength is the only strength that can carry us through. Rather than telling someone they can accomplish something because of their strength, try telling them to lean on God and His strength!