Interpreter and Advocate by Robin Densmore Fuson


We have a friend whose health has declined for the last few years—from a fractured hip to heart issues. Recently in the hospital, they discovered more issues elsewhere in his body and cancer’s ugly head reared up.

He’s had adverse reactions to medications and found out some didn’t work well with others. With so much going on and many treatments and medications, it seems he needs an advocate—someone who takes the time to evaluate all his meds, tests, and procedures.

They need someone to interpret to them what is going on and exactly what each medication is for and if it will interact with another one, etc. They need someone to explain why they are treating one thing before they treat what appears to be the most important thing.

It’s confusing.

Life can get that way too.

In our lives, we have so much going on at the same time. We pray often and for numerous people and things in our own lives. My prayer list is extensive and people are added to it daily.

In my life, I have fibromyalgia and lose days with debilitating migraines. In those moments of pain, all I can do is groan prayers to heaven. My heart cries out as tears fall from my face. The prayer is the same and most of the time all I can do is utter, “Please help!”

I need my interpreter to translate my problem and my anguished cries to the Father. My interpreter is the Holy Spirit.

One of His jobs is to intercede on my behalf—to translate my groaning into cohesive thoughts and words. He takes my inner disquiet and my outward pain and puts them together to tell the Father what I am trying to say.

I’m thankful He is my interpreter.

I also need and have an advocate. My Advocate is Jesus. He pleads my case before the Father. When Satan accuses me before the Father, recounting my failures and sins, trying to make me look bad and wants me to be condemned to Hel, Jesus steps in and says all is forgiven because He died for me and my sin is covered by His blood.

Have you accepted Jesus as your payment for your sin? If so, Jesus is your advocate and you have the Holy Spirit living inside you to interpret for you.

“My dear children, I am writing this to you so that you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have and advocate who pleads our case before the Father. He is Jesus Christ, the one who is truly righteous" (1John 2:1 nlt).

And the Holy Spirit helps in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groaning that cannot be expressed in words (Romans 8:26 nlt).




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