groaning with us
Yesterday, My little brother Rafael moaned and made sounds for the first time in two months.
God is not dead he is alive.
The doctors said Rafael would likely die a week after his incident due to extreme brain swelling.
The doctors said he had no chance of recovery if he survived.
The doctors said that he would be in a comatose state for the rest of his life.
The doctors offered the option of taking him off of life support.
But God…..
God has not said that it is over.
We stand in agreement that Rafael WILL recover.
We stand on that hope that we find in Jesus…
the one who resurrects lives from the dead.
the one who caused the blind to see.
the one who heals sickness.
the one who saves souls.
the one who restores marriages, including mine.
We stand in the hope of His mighty power to be shown in Rafael, even today.

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. 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. 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.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:25-28 NIV

We wait patiently for Him. We wait patiently for His healing power.
God encouraged me so through this passage. I was reminded at the thought of Rafael’s groaning that if no one else stands with me, Holy Spirit does. He groans with us. He groans for us. With sounds that cannot be understood, wordless groans.
The Spirit intercedes for God’s people.
ALL things work together for the good of His people. God WILL be glorified!
Where in your life can you use the encouragement that Holy Spirit groans with and for you?
Leave a comment and let me know so I can join His intercession.
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