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Holy Spirit: Week 2 - Devotion 3

“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 with groans that words cannot express.”– Romans 8:26

Today’s devotional includes just one verse. Sometimes when we’re intentional about focusing on the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, or make a commitment to be more serious about our relationship with God, it’s easy to get discouraged if it doesn’t go quite how we pictured it should. Sometimes we ask the Holy Spirit to convict us of sin, only to fall into the same old patterns as before. Or maybe we pray for courage to help us talk to others about our life with Jesus, but we wimp out at the last minute.

Today’s verse is something that we need to remember on days like those.  

Read Romans 8:26 out loud a few times. And if you feel tired spiritually, or just a little burned out, don't journal, don't listen to music, sit and let the Holy Spirit comfort you and intercede (a fancy word for pray) on your behalf. Finish by thanking God that you don't have to have it all together to have the Holy Spirit be a real presence in your life.

Emily Traylor