“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. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:26-28 KJV)
You know those times when something happens in our life so stressful and so confusing that we just do not have the words and we just do not know what it is we should pray? Either an extremely stressful situation at work or a relationship issue that you do not know how to resolve? Some event that leaves you utterly confused as to what God is doing and why He allows things that are not very comfortable in our lives. Such incidents can have you feeling that you do not know how you should pray to God about the situation. Sometimes all you can do is groan, scream or just cry – fully overwhelmed. You do not want to pray in a way opposite to what God wants to accomplish but you just don’t know how you should pray and your feelings make things very confusing.
Regardless of the situation you need to pray and it is good to know that the Holy Spirit knows the full situation and He makes intercession for you to the Father. And no matter what the situation is, minor or major, you can rest assured that nothing surprises God!
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28 KJV)
The word ALL means every situation in life you find yourself in. The good, the bad.. all of it. God knew the situation you would be in before you got to that point in your life. God goes before you, before you reach that point and He already has plans to use it for your good! (Deuteronomy 1:30) Rest assured that God is in complete control of every situation you are in at every point of your life. God is not the one that brings evil against you but He can and will use the situation for your good. When Jesus was before Pilate a dialogue exchange happened as we see in the book of John,
“Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.” (John 19:10-11 KJV)
God gives us free will. A will to do good or to do evil. If God allowed the crucifixion to happen to His Son, He can also allow things to happen to us. Not that God causes evil to happen to us. That is from Satan and because of our own sin nature. But ask yourself this; what if God intervened and did not allow Jesus to be crucified? Where would we be? We would be headed for everlasting punishment. The people cried out to crucify Jesus but He allowed it so that the world could be saved. God used this very extremely bad situation to occur for us. And the end result is that many will receive Christ as their Lord and savior and Christ now sits at the right hand of the Father.
You see, what we sometimes see as bad in our lives may be something that God will use for good. So you do not understand what is happening to you and you do not know how to pray? The Holy Spirit will intercede for you and God will respond in the best way and always for your good and the good of those around you.