Have you ever gone through a rough time, questioning God’s purposes, hurting and confused, but when someone asks you about God, you tell of His wonderful faithfulness?
I’ve done this at times and wondered ‘Am I being phony? I don’t feel God’s faithfulness right now. I’m actually feeling abandoned.’
So what’s going on?
It’s my spirit controlling my soul. My spirit (God’s Spirit within me) is confident, giving me and others hope even when my mind/soul is struggling with doubts.
“if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. 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 who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.” Romans 8:25-27