We do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.—ROMANS 8:26–27 NASB
Many times the burdens and troubles of our lives are too complicated to understand. It’s difficult for us to put them into words, let alone know how to pray for what we need. And unless we know someone who has been through similar circumstances, we can feel isolated and alone.
But we can always take comfort in knowing that the Holy Spirit knows, understands, and pleads our case before the throne of God the Father. Our groans become words in the Holy Spirit’s mouth, turning our mute prayers into praise and intercession “according to the will of God.”
We can be encouraged, knowing that our deepest longings and desires, maybe unknown even to us, are presented before the God who knows us and loves us completely. Our names are engraved on His heart and hands. He never forgets us; He intervenes in all things for our good and His glory.
Father, I thank You for the encouragement these verses bring. May I always be aware of the Holy Spirit’s interceding on my behalf.