Suffering could render us weak. I’m referring not only to our own but also the sufferings around us.
What adds more to our suffering is the situation where we are left with not much option.
In fact, we are rendered helpless in our situation that we can’t do much about it except call out to God.
For example, after more than a year in the COVID-19 pandemic, it is only now that we are seeing the worst of it in our native country, the Philippines.
A lot of my friends have been infected. Some survived. Others didn’t.
Since August, I’ve been getting an average of two death notices every day on my FB newsfeed.
A friend asked me, “Jonan, how are you coping with what’s happening in the Philippines and the death notices that you get daily?”
My immediate answer is found in Romans 8:26, “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.”
Yes, in our moments of weakness, frailty, want of strength, illness, suffering, calamity, and the inability to make sense of what’s going on, the Holy Spirit helps us.
I take comfort and strength in the fact that the Spirit himself intercedes for us in this season of daily sufferings.
I am quite thankful that the Holy Spirit makes a petition for us when we’re overwhelmed and can’t grasp the sufferings around us.
Friends, please consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us, the Apostle Paul introduces, Romans 8:18-30.
Would you please open your Bible and read the scripture portion mentioned to know more?