“The Spirit of God not only maintains this hope within us, but helps us in our present limitations. For example, we do not know how to pray worthily as sons of God, but his Spirit within us is actually praying for us in those agonising longings which never find words.” (Romans 8: 26, JB Phillips New Testament)
God’s loving Spirit is our constant Helper. He is always assuring that we find Him, the divine and perfect Life which is ours by birthright and by divine Love’s necessity. The distractions and discords of mortal life would attempt to deter us from knowing our well-being and enjoying its riches.
But God, being the ever-present activity of Love, will never leave us or cease leading us to the promised joys. He is trustworthy to keep awake within us the hope of goodness, peace, fruition. We can always utilize that light which He keeps alive within us because of His tender affection.
And in those moments or even years where we feel prayer eludes us—how do we even begin to still thought and let God’s word speak?—He is there with us, being the living prayer that isn’t to be reached for, but which dwells everywhere and within our heart of hearts, announcing itself as God’s active law of Love. When we feel so human and so limited and so helpless, He doesn’t desert us, but instead gathers us in and shows us that we don’t have to search for the divine presence at all. We are always and already safe in it.
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