Sometimes we as Christians "forget" that we are not helpless. Yet somehow this feeling seems to creep up on us all the time. Especially when we, or someone that we know and love is going through a tough situation. Life-threatening illness came make people feel this way.
God's grace is remarkable, because in some way everyday, we must remind ourselves that we are not alone, that God is on our side and he has sent the Holy Spirit to comfort us when we seek peace and solace. It constantly amazes me how often we let fear and feelings of "helplessness" cast shadows on our prayer life and seemingly control our emotions.
My uncle is sick, he has lung cancer, and is scheduled to have surgery on Thursday. I was speaking with one of my aunts about seeing him, and her travel plans had to change, so she won't be able to see him when she had planned. She is obviously on edge about this, and it is evident in her tone. She is trying to fix, to find out how to make things right, but what she already knows, but doesn't want to face fully is that things are out of her control. She is aware of this fact, it is just below the surface, and she is praying daily that the situation improves, but that is not sufficing currently.
Hayessl has been in a prayer pose for the last few weeks, because, that is just the way things are supposed to be. We are to pray without ceasing, this is a mandate we should hold near and dear with great vigilance. When we are prayerful we are cognizant of the fact that we are not alone, nor are we helpless, "for the prayers of the righteous availeth much". We have God on our side, and the Holy Spirit dwells within, if only we would open our hearts and let him do his job.
We have to be willing to accept his presence to feel the comfort that he brings. We are not helpless, we have God, we have Jesus Christ, and we have the Holy Spirit. Hold on to that.