joy.

I will rise, out of these ashes.

on March 29, 2012

I opened my Bible in search of some much-needed encouragement tonight. And boy did I find some.

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. 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. 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

It’s a major encouragement to me that the Holy Spirit knows what I need and is interceding for it for me. When I don’t know what to say, when I don’t know how to pray, when I don’t know what God’s will is…how cool is it that it doesn’t matter because the Holy Spirit knows, and He’s tapping in to help!

When I’m discouraged, when I’m frustrated, when I wish I knew what God’s will for something was…I don’t need to. Verse 28 is pretty well known, but it is SO important and a hope that I constantly cling to. The fact that in the end, it’s going to all work out for God’s glory, so it will be good. Whatever it is. It’s going to work out for what God sees good.

Thank goodness.

What shall we say about such wonderful things as these?

If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

– Romans 8:31

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