Who is Our Problem Solver?
If you’re anything like me when a huge problem arises I tend to look at it, rather than the “Problem Solver” even though I have been a prayer warrior for years, and I do not say that smugly. As a new believer, prayer became paramount in my life. The intercessory type of prayer that’s talked about in Romans, the type that can bring a person to tears. Where Paul writes:-
“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. And he that searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will” (Romans 8: 26-27 NIV).
After I pray such prayers and wipe away my tears, peace and assurance always follows.
But in spite of these wonderful experiences, panic and doubt can set in when one of those huge problems arise. My focus becomes fixed on the problem and all the terrors and “what ifs” it entails. What is going on when this happens? I am not looking to Jesus, my Problem Solver, my friend and the one who has kept His promise of the coming of The Holy Spirit to help me and all fellow believers to pray through those seemingly insolvable problems with us.
Dear Lord Jesus, forgive my wavering and doubt. May I always think of you first when faced with a problem and may I remember as your child that I can rely on the help of your Holy Spirit to help me when I pray.
Mary is a writer and speaker. Since becoming a Christian she has served as Director of Women’s ministries, Singles Fellowship, counseling and prayer.
Her book Reverend Mother’s Daughter was a finalist in the 2008 Word Guild of Canada Awards and won an IPPY award in the states. Her second book Because We Prayed was released last year. She has had many articles published and has been a regular contributor to the community publication Christian Life in London. You can visit her on her website.