“Beloved. I hear your deep sighs and your groanings. You may not have realized it but this is My Spirit in you travailing and interceding for you.
These come from your innermost being. I know you do not always have the words to say when you are hurting and in distress.
But the Comforter has come to abide in you and to help you. He makes your prayers perfect.
I perfect that which concerns you, Dear One. I AM He who comforts you, My Child . Your sighs and groanings touch My Heart deeply.
And they are wordless PRAYERS, Dear One, Yes, perfect prayers prayed by the Holy Spirit, by God Himself.
Inside your heart resides Truth and Wisdom, Beloved, so do not be anxious about anything.
Know that you are heard. Know that you have victory in your Savior. I AM well acquainted with your griefs and sorrows, My Child, and Strong Shoulders carried them for you.
So rest, My Love. Lay down those heavy burdens at My Feet, and rest in My Perfect Love. And be confident in the Holy Spirit within you Who intercedes on your behalf.
Your sighs and groanings shall have their perfect work. Joy and gladness will once again overtake you, Beloved.
Sorrow and sighing shall be exchanged for singing and a crown of unending joy shall be upon your head!”
“And looking up to heaven, JESUS SIGHED DEEPLY and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). Immediately the man’s ears were opened and his tongue was released, and he began to speak plainly,” Mark 7:34-35.
Ephphatha: Strong’s Greek 4727: To groan, expressing grief, anger, or desire. From stenos; to sigh, murmur, pray inaudibly.
“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know how we ought to pray, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with GROANS too deep for words. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God,” Romans 8:26-27.
“He shall see of the TRAVAIL of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall My righteous Servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities,” Isaiah 53:11.
“So the redeemed of the LORD will return and enter Zion with singing, crowned with unending joy. Joy and gladness will overtake them, and sorrow and SIGHING will flee. I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal man, or a son of man who withers like grass?” Isaiah 51:11-12.
“Behold, You desire Truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know Wisdom,” Psalm 51:6.
“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me: You shall stretch forth your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand shall save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerns me: your mercy, O LORD, endures forever…” Psalm 138:7-8.
~ Deborah Waldron Fry