Sunday, April 15, 2018

Weak people

THE THIRD SUNDAY IN EASTERTIDE

Have mercy on me, Lord, because I’m frail. Heal me, Lord... My whole body is completely terrified! But you, Lord! How long will this last? ~ Psalm 6:2a, 3a (CEB)

In certain ways we are weak, but the Spirit is here to help us. For example, when we don’t know what to pray for, the Spirit prays for us in ways that cannot be put into words. ~ Romans 8:26 (CEV)

KEY IDEA:
The Holy Spirit helps us in through our weaknesses.
PRAYER:
Lord, I've got it all backward. I work so hard to prove how strong and worthy I am. But you are so eager to lift up people who are weak and unable to help themselves. Thank you for carrying me -- a weakling. Help me to rely more on your kindness than on how strong and successful I am. It's really hard to stop thinking of strength as an asset. To you, our weakness is the asset that drives us to rely on you, using words we can't express. It's all about your graciousness -- which is what I'm going to tune into because the Holy Spirit will enable me. Amen.