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 with God’s will.
— Romans 8:26-27
I signed up for a daily scripture email years ago. Some days they are right on the money for what I need to hear, and this one couldn’t be more so. Lately I have been so stressed with Mom trying to get her house ready to sell, her health issues, and my own life which is busy, thank you very much, and when I try and pray about it, my mind wanders to my to do list, to people I need to call, to things I need to tell Mom. And then I realize I was in the middle of prayer with All Mighty God and my mind was in the process of bawling out someone who wasn’t doing what I told them to do. So it’s so nice to know that when my mind is in such turmoil and my life seems so rocky, that the Holy Spirit will stop and intercede on my behalf. That even when I can’t seem to get through an entire prayer all by myself, he reads my heart and decides to intercede on my behalf with groans that even my words can’t express.
Here’s what God did for me this week.
Yup, it’s been a busy week here, but we are so blessed. Mom is so excited and I haven’t told her that we are about 8 hours ahead of my original schedule. There’s still a lot to do, but once the house is sold, we can sit by the pool and stare at the clouds and discuss the awesomeness of God’s timing.