By Hannah W
Recently I found myself sitting on the floor in my living room crying out to God. I was grieving the loss of a faithful man who had devoted his life to God, but had sadly passed away because of COVID-19. The weight of this loss lay heavily on my heart. And I realised, in the difficulty of lockdown, I had been distant from God and had started to doubt His goodness. But as I cried and prayed, I felt God comfort me, wrapping me up in a hug like a loving father.
‘Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.’ Romans 8:26-27 (ESV)