Day 2: Intimacy with Jesus

Psalm 6:4, 6 (NIV)
4Turn, Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
I am worn out from my groaning.
All night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.

As we received on Sunday, creation groans, humanity groans, and the Spirit groans.  One of the reasons the Spirit “groans” is because God recognizes our pain and suffering in this sin-marred world.

“The Spirit’s groaning, reminiscent of the groaning of creation and of believers (8:22-23) assures them that God is not unaware of, or unconcerned about, their plight.  Just as God heard the ‘groaning’ of his people in slavery in Egypt and was sympathetic with their suffering, so he continues to sympathize with the suffering of his people in all times and places.” [Frank Thielman, Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Romans, 415]

Not only does God know the details of what we go through, the Spirit groans in us so that we can experience greater intimacy with Jesus.

Prayer: “Lord, you know my pain and struggles. Thank you that you invite me into intimate relationship with you, where I can experience the Spirit’s groans in and through me. Help me today to have a fresh supernatural encounter with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

Let’s worship to “Here With Me” by Tim Hughes (click here).

– GW