Spider Webs

Romans 8:26 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 through wordless groans.

I can’t stand walking into spider webs. Not only do I spin around like  a crazy woman, trying to get them off of me, but I’m always afraid the spider is somehow still on there and is now somewhere on my body.

Ick.

It’s kind of fitting that spider webs remind me of sin. Sometimes the webs are in plain sight, right there in front of you. The sun is shining directly on its threads and you walk around it with ease. Other times, a web can be hard to spot. Oh it’s directly in your path, but you can’t see it. Pretty soon, you have walked straight into it and are now spinning around like crazy trying to get out of it.

We have all walked into these webs because we are all imperfect beings. As sinners, we sometimes walk headfirst into the webs that we can see. Other times, we stumble into the hidden ones, realizing only later that whatever it is we have gotten caught up with was a terrible idea.

We then peel the web off of us. Hoping to get rid of the sin, but afraid that spider is still out there lurking around

Ready to make another web.

Thankfully, God sent us someone to help cut through the spider webs. Romans 8 tells us the Holy Spirit is here to help us in our weaknesses. God knows we can’t do it alone. He knows we aren’t always going to see the spider webs.  He also knows we are going to walk willingly into a few. But His helper will always be there to help us get out of them.

I find the closer I get to God, the easier those webs are to spot. It doesn’t mean I won’t walk into a few, but I am more aware, more alert, and more focused.

And I know The Holy Spirit will always be there, ready to smash any spider that might still be hiding about.

 

 

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