Lecture 11, The Inward Groan:
All Christians face the tension in their lives between the promise of complete, permanent restoration and the present state of struggle with sin. Yet, it is important to remember that if we were left alone and unaided, then there would be no struggle on our part, only failure. By the grace of God, the Holy Spirit works on our behalf to transform us into the image of Christ and to assist us in our moral weaknesses. Furthermore, He does not pop in and out at sporadic intervals, exerting only the barest amount of power. On the contrary, just as the Spirit dwells in Jesus, He dwells in us permanently, and He is content to bear the brunt of our burden.