Thursday, December 3, 2009

At A Loss

I don’t feel alone. I believe, at times, others find themselves at a loss for words when bowing for prayer. Or when seeking to know God’s will. Or recognizing His purpose, though we know we are in His will. Perhaps while we know we are in His will, we wonder about those walking with us.

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:24-27 KJV)

That’s longer than most of the verses I post, but it’s a lesson for me right now. I have faith in Jesus Christ, Son of God, my Lord and my savior. I understand the meaning of faith:

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)

Back to Romans, where we’re told first that we cannot see what we hope for – therefore, how can we pray for it? God provides for that, too. The promised Comforter. The Holy Spirit God introduced through Christ:

But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. (John 14:26 KJV)

Our Comforter is the One who intercedes for us where we cannot imagine what we need. Or, where our imagination takes us far from what He has for us.

He is the One who searches our hearts, as David described:

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (Psalms 139:23-24 KJV)

Solomon knew this was path God set out:

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)

We must trust that even when we know life will bring pain and sorrow that God’s plan leads to perfection. We must trust, as Mary trusted when told of Jesus’ birth:

For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. (Luke 1:37-38a KJV)

We must trust that even when faced with death, our own or a loved one’s, that God’s plan provides salvation:

He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. (Matthew 26:42 KJV)

God has provided for us when we know not what we should pray for as we ought. We simply come to Him in faith, and in prayer.


  1. Amen and amen!!! What a blessing to read this morning!

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