There are times when we are not at peace. Things seem to be going right yet our hearts are troubled. When we pray sometimes we don’t know what to say because we can’t see why our hearts are in turmoil. Many times a person we love, a coworker, Church sister or brother or maybe an acquaintance is going through some hardships. They may have mentioned something in passing and their situation was placed on our hearts for that moment. As time passes by, their situation which was on our hearts start to penetrate deeply into our hearts. That creates a stirring in our hearts, especially when we don’t immediately recall the conversation. When we start to pray, not knowing exactly what to pray for, we have the Holy Spirit who will actually do the praying for us. The peace that passes all understanding happens once God reveals why our hearts are troubled. We can pray obediently for the things God puts on our hearts and experience Joy because God is at work.
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.