Today I’m taking an moment from my very busy schedule to share with all of you and hopefully share some uplifting words. I know that life can be a marathon of things, from classes, to meetings, to childcare and house care, but the Lord knows all of this. In Romans 8:26 we are shown this. It states “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans”. So, even if we cannot find the words to pray for help with our weakness, our fatigue, our aches and pains, the Spirit knows these things and intercedes for us, putting those thoughts into something that could be understood and acted upon. The scripture goes on in verse 27 to say “And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God”.
On Tuesday, I had one of those days. My day started out as Tuesdays do, with a quick prayer, a shower and off to school via the train. While I was on the platform I was listening to the radio and heard “God’s Not Dead” on my radio app. I immediately texted some people “God’s Not Dead” and boarded the train. I received some replies from those friends who were happy to wake up to a powerful text first thing in the morning. Later I went to class and then had a marathon session of meetings for some of the things that I am involved with. Feeling drained after the second meeting, I took a few minutes to collect myself and just let out a sigh of exhaustion. Immediately, I was filled with some renewed vigor, not enough to run a race, mind you, but enough to finish my tasks, board the train, complete my homework and spend time with my family. The Spirit heard my unspoken plea for help, interceded with the Father on my behalf, and I was given just enough to finish my tasks for the day. Now, this might not be how it happens all the time. It is all dependent on whether this is God’s will.
My friends, if you feel as if you’ve run low on energy and you can’t finish the race, take Romans 8:26 to heart and just utter something. Someone will be listening and you might get just enough to get you over the finish line for the day. Until next time, stay safe everyone. Remember that while your days may be long and tiring that the best way to get through them is to keep the faith.
I hope to see you on Sunday at Breakthrough serving with me!
– Tim Ireland, Technical Director