It’s hard to give up control when your world is collapsing around you – but that’s the precise moment you need to hand it all over to the professionals.
Hi there and welcome back to Daily Bible Promises with a Twist. And as always, we start off by reading today’s verse in the New International Version, and it’s Romans 8:28 -“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.”
And as usual, we read in another translation, the same verse and maybe a few more verses to put our verse into context. And today, we’re going to be reading from Romans 8:25-28 in the New American Standard Bible “But if we hope for what we do not see with perseverance, we wait eagerly for it. And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weaknesses for 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. And we know that God causes all things to work together For good to those who love God to those who are called according to his purpose.”
Let’s define some of the main characters in this passage. “And in the same way the Spirit (speaking of the Holy Spirit because Spirit is capitalized), also helps our weaknesses. For we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit (capital letters) Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And He who searches the hearts (that’s referring to Jesus) who searches the hearts, knows what the mind of the Spirit (the Holy Spirit) is, because he (Jesus) intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.”
Verse 28 begins with the word ‘and’, but we could put the word ‘therefore’ there. “Therefore we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.”
Now that we have a glimmer into the inner workings of the Trinity, and how all the three-in-one work together to see that all things work together for our good, we can breathe a sigh of relief here.
Sometimes in our weakness, we do not have a clue how to pray. Emotions are stirred up. There’s fear. There’s anxiety. There’s anger, there’s stress. Everything is a huge mess, and we really don’t know how to pray.
Sometimes we think that we have to have our act altogether and we have to make sure that our prayers are logical and that every prayer and every word out of our mouth lines up with the Word of God before God can do anything. Well, Romans 8:25-28 debunks that theory!
God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit work together in a triune unity to make sure that all things work together for our good. Even if we don’t have a clue what that good might be, that is a precise moment you need to take a step back and allow the Trinity to go to work on your behalf.
Allow God the Father to speak His will to God the Son, and allow the Holy Spirit to intercede on your behalf. If the Spirit isn’t using words, and all He can do is groan with groans that are too deep for words, how can we possibly put the burden on ourselves to formulate the absolutely perfect prayer? Take a step back and let the professionals take over for you.
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