26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. 27 And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will. 28 And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Romans 8:26-28 (NLT)
This section from Paul’s letter to the Church in Rome keeps coming back to me. It was in my lesson at New Beginnings on Friday and was in my sermon yesterday. I am encouraged by the fact that God is praying for me. He knows better than I do so I know His prayers are going to be in my best interest. I admit that it sounds funny to say that God is praying for me but isn’t that what Paul is saying here? When things are so down that I can’t pray…God (through His Holy Spirit) steps in and takes over. He prays for me. That is awesome. That should keep me from doubting Him. He takes over when I can’t.
May God our Father give you grace and peace.