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. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
This is me…this has BEEN me for the past few weeks…it is as if I no longer know what to pray for, much less…HOW to pray it. That is part of the reason I have been absent for two weeks. I have felt like I didn’t know what was going on, which end was up…TOTALLY. OVERWHELMED. WITH. STUFF. This morning, in “Grace for the Moment” by Max Lucado, he used this scripture passage. How many times have I read Romans chapter 8? A lot. But today, it hit me! Right between the eyes. The Spirit himself intercedes for (me) us! Sometimes, I am amazed at how perfect God’s timing is in my life.
Lord, it isn’t over. I know that I still have some rough weeks ahead. Trying to manage everything that needs to get done is so overwhelming. I had to take a break from this blog just to breath, today you sent me this blessing. Thank you Lord. Thank you for the reminder that your Spirit is interceding for me. I know that I can get through the next few weeks and you will guide me. Thank you for this Lord.
Friends, (if there are any still out there) thank you for your patience. My first Accounting II test wasn’t great and I have another one this week. I am just trying to pass and not get a “D” in the class. I have had evening events at work and I have put in many more hours than I usually do, but that too will soon come to an end. All of this is temporary and I just need to be patient. Thank you for your prayers and your friendship. While I haven’t been blogging or visiting your blogs, I have been praying for my blogging friends.
I hope you have a blessed day….
Mary – I needed this word today. I too have been feeling overwhelmed and unable to pray. God always sends the word we need just at the right moment. Thanks!
Isn't this the most consoling thought?! That the Holy Spirit intercedes for us bowls me over and makes me realize that I usually worry for nothing because God has a handle on things 🙂 Great post!
Isn't it wonderful that the Holy Spirit is praying for us? That portion of Romans 8 has always been one of my favorite portions of scripture.
So comforting to know that He knows God's perfect will for us and prays in accordance with that will.
I've been missing you. I hope everything is okay.
Ah, sweet friend…praying for you in this difficult time. God will sustain you and you will find the strength you need and come out much stronger.
I was just about to send you an email to make sure you were ok! So glad God gave you this encouragement. Praying for you!