“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.
Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits
of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for
our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.
For in this is hope we were saved.
But hope that is seen is no hope at all.
Who hopes for what he already has?
But, if we hope for what we do not yet have,
we wait for it patiently.”
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“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 with groans
that words cannot express.
And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit,
because the Spirit intercedes for the saints
in accordance to God’s will.”
Something isn’t right. I sense something is out of balance and I can’t quite put my finger on it.
I know something is terribly wrong and I don’t know what to do.
In either situation God knows and His Spirit groans with us to carry that burden to His throne of Grace.
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Ultimately, our dear Lord went through the same ups and downs of everyday living in this world. And he spent much time in prayer with the Father. He groaned in anguish in the Garden of Gethsemene. He groaned on the Cross as His Father turned His back on His sin-ladened Son. Deep anguished groans.
And now the Spirit groans deep utterances on our behalf seeking the will of our Father.
He hears the wordless pleadings, longings, sighs of His dear children–you and me.
He hears. And He knows our needs.
He brings His peace and love and mercy and soothes our aching souls for Jesus’ sake.
Thank You Father that You hear the groanings of our inward beings when we are at a loss for words. Thank You for the intercession of the Spirit who intimately knows us as well as Your desires for us. May we trust and hope in You alone to answer these deep well-spring prayers and to give you thanks and praise. In Jesus’ name, Amen.