26 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 through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
This passage of scripture makes me want to breathe a sigh of relief. God’s Spirit helps us in our weakness when we don’t know how to pray. This applies to me so often!
I find it very comforting to know that I don’t need to have all the right words to pray. Have you ever felt like you are not a very ‘good prayer’? I certainly have! But this reminds me that I can just come to God and He will help me in my weakness. As it says here, even wordless groaning can be interpreted by Him!
Then God promises that He will meet me in my weakness and He will work things out for the best when I trust Him. Very comforting and very simple. Lord, help me to take you at your word and rest in this!
Written by Shelley Witt