The other day I was talking to a person who felt alone and having a difficult time spiritually. During our conversation the Holy Spirit came into question. Where is the Holy Spirit? The4 question was asked. So we went to Romans and I want to share some of our thoughts.
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.
There is nothing worse than feeling alone at this time. Like no one's got our back. And some things will help like solid Christian and secular relationships. But what if we had someone who was always with us, who always sought our best interest, and knew how to intercede on our behalf when we could not find the words? Well, that's the Holy Spirit Paul tells us.
In moments of loneliness, he's there. When we don't know what to pray or say, the Spirit does. He speaks on our behalf to God interceding in a way that we cannot. When you are speechless—he speaks. He is someone who defends you when you feel defenseless and someone who comes to aid when you need him the most. And while you may feel alone and vulnerable at times, that is fabricated in your mind (it's a lie). You are indwelt by the Holy Spirit.
I myself have felt alone, like being on an island. However, an extraordinary thing often happens. I feel the presence of God. A comfort and peace is in my mind and thoughts. Sometimes clarity seems to happen and renewal in the moment takes place. This is the Holy Spirit as Paul would say working when we may feel exhausted or left out. Praise God for His mercy.
Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006