The Spirit Knows

trusting God when things go badly
Have you ever gone through a rough time, questioning God’s purposes, hurting and confused, but when someone asks you about God, you tell of His wonderful faithfulness? 

I’ve done this at times and wondered ‘Am I being phony? I don’t feel God’s faithfulness right now. I’m actually feeling abandoned.’ 

So what’s going on? 

It’s my spirit controlling my soul. My spirit (God’s Spirit within me) is confident, giving me and others hope even when my mind/soul is struggling with doubts. 

“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 with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.” Romans 8:25-27 

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  1. Thank you Gail. Such a great post!!

  2. Such great truths in so few words! Thanks.

  3. I am so INCREDIBLY grateful for this post and even more grateful for this entire blog. Your words are always so powerful and amazing so thank you so much for sharing God's wisdom.
    This topic in particular was something that I've been struggling with because I really want to be truthful and authentic with others and in my relationship with Christ, so to see that when I speak of God's faithfulness and goodness even when I am emotionally feeling depleted that I am not being dishonest but rather than God's Spirit within me is rescuing me and praising God despite my flawed makes me feel so loved by God that He would use my very mouth and very body filled with doubt and turmoil to still be useful for Him. Thank you for this post! :)

    Also, I would LOVE to feature this post on my blog if that's ok because I want my readers to read this. Could you let me know if that would be alright with you! Thank you!!

    1. Thank you, A.J. I'm so glad to hear this post blessed you. I would be glad to have you feature this post on your blog. I'll try to email you about it soon. Thanks, Gail

  4. This is so true! I have been going through this lately - I am glad that you reminded me of God's faithfulness. :) Lauren,

  5. I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good. This is a great article thanks for sharing this informative information. I will visit your blog regularly for some latest post.

  6. Another God moment, right now! Thanks, Gail!!


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