• Gathered Under Grace

Quietly Questioning

As I sit here, I am once again wondering if I am still supposed to still be writing this devotional, or am I just getting tired in the waiting? I am quietly asking these questions because recently, there have have been several days that I didn’t write anything. Nothing at all. Is it time? Is it to stop?

Romans‬ ‭8:26-28‬ ‭MSG‬

“Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”


Meanwhile, God’s Spirit is coming right alongside of me, right alongside of each of us, helping us along. When we don’t know what to pray, when we are conflicted and confounded by circumstance, when we don’t have the words, God still knows our hearts. Our spouses know a version of us, our best friends know a version of us. Our kids, and our siblings, and even our parents know a version of us, but God knows the real us. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows our secret selves. He knows us inside and out. That’s why we can be sure that every detail in our lives, all the ends and outs of us, all the questions and doubts, they are all right in the palm of God’s hand. His love for us is higher than the sky, wider than the ocean and deeper than the deepest part of the deep blue sea. All things, even those things we may be quietly questioning, are all part of the plan. We can be sure that God makes all things work together for good; for our good and for His good purpose.

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