Romans 8:26 “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
Every person has had a trial in which they cannot find the words to speak, let alone how to move on.
God’s promise is that we have His guidance, leadership, comfort, and protection because we are saved. That ought to open the door for faith to enter and grow. The exercise of faith allows us to see prayers to be answered and miracles to be revealed we may not see otherwise.
But when our prayers are not in line with God’s will or selfish or self-serving, The Holy Spirit stops those words from reaching the Father, and He intercedes on our behalf.
So, the thought is this…
If we do not know our own hearts:
Jeremiah 17:9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
If we are to keep our hearts:
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
We should allow God to search our hearts:
Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Then, we have the assurance that what we pray will be heard by the Father in the manner that will bring about His will, not mine.
We often offer prayers for an unspoken request we feel cannot be shared in the present company. But we wish others to pray on our behalf for that which they do not know. It may be better to ask the Holy Spirit for that which do not know how to ask.
When faced with decisions that affect many lives, we are muddled in the details. We must believe God has already seen through to the end of the problem. Faith must trust that God has our back.
Unspoken means we cannot share the details because of shame, guilt, or it’s just too personal to have others know. The significant part of this is that God already knows before we ask what it is we need.
The groanings that we cannot utter come from a heart that is pained to overwhelming, frozen by fear and pressed out of measure to where we feel no one can help us. Yet, we serve the God of the impossible.
Mark 10:27 “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.”
Just because we cannot see to the end of a thing doesn’t mean there is no solution. Sometimes, it is just a matter of perspective.
A small child cannot see until lifter to a different height or vantage point. Our loving, Heavenly Father can lift us to see what is not readily available to the place where we can rest in the place to which God brings us.
Wherever you are today, you can take comfort knowing that God knows all and has a plan for your life.
The works that we are to complete today are already scripted by God.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”
We can have the confidence that God will cover that for which we lack. In so doing, we need to ask that He fills in the blanks for which we have no words to ask or speak.