God never promises an absence of distress.  But he does promise the assuring presence of his Holy Spirit.  The Spirit seals you.  Ephesians 1:13 says, “Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit.”  God paid too high a price to leave you unguarded.  And, according to Romans 5:5, “The love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit…”  Romans 8:26 says, “The Holy Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness.”

Whether we are feeble of soul or in body, it’s good to know it’s not up to us.  All of us pray more than we think because the Holy Spirit turns our sighs into petitions and our tears into entreaties.  He makes sure you get heard.  And he makes sure you get home.

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