One of the really awesome things about God is that He doesn’t expect us to know it all. 🙂
I have been contemplating this week the ministry of the Holy Spirit when we see a problem, but don’t know what to do about it.
We pray. We do pray, don’t we? Yes, but sometimes we don’t know what to pray for, even. Then we feel discouraged because we don’t even know what to say or what we need.
God talks about that! That’s what I’ve been thinking about.
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
Today I’m thanking God for the Holy Spirit, who knows far better than I do what I need. When I pray imperfectly, he intercedes perfectly on my behalf. Thus, I can pray confidently, even though I don’t have the confidence that I know the will of God in all things. I’m reminding myself that while I’m not worrying about tomorrow, I do need to be seeking God’s Kingdom. That means faithful time in the Word, reminding myself what is important to God, obeying the things I know to be God’s Will. He’ll take care of all the things out of my understanding and control.