as i went into delta to work this evening i thought it would be like any other night. i was excited to see what area i was working in and noticed that the night would be very easy.
as i was driving bags to the local belt i encountered someone i have not seen since last october. i hollered at richard and asked him how he was doing. it was kinda funny because he came over and started chatting with me thinking i was someone completely different.
richard said that he was not busy so i told him to ride with me for a minute while i deliver some bags. we starting chatting about life and some of the different things going on since it has been a while talking. to catch you up a little. richard was struggling in his marriage when i last spoke with him.
i asked him how things were going in his life and then he started to share. i noticed he was a little more sporadic than usual and i knew something was up. he said actually this week has been really tough for me.
richards wife left him this week. at that moment i was like what can i say or do? i began to think about this while driving around with him and said. i am not sure where you are in your faith at all but i know i talked to you some about how i believe that you should go to church or even counseling and read some books that could be helpful to your marriage. i told him the two books that i have enjoyed are love.dare. and the. five. love. languages.
he told me he was in the middle of the love.dare. book this week..
i said to him. how can i pray for you?
my heart broke for richard tonight..
this is a man that tried..
this is a man who was doing anything to make his marriage work..
i saw through him tonight and noticed that he was broken..
tonight i feel that god honestly placed richard in my presence so i could pray for him. i havent seen this guy since october. i never work on saturday nights. he was free so i could drive him around and catch up with him. what was it that made this scenario so perfect..
i honestly believe that God tonight reached out to richard through me..
tonight i want to pray for this man and his wife. i ask for healing. for clarity. for forgiveness. for direction
romans 8:26 says. 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 cannot express words. .niv.
the message paraphrase opens a new light as well. meanwhile. the moment we get tired in the waiting. God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. if we dont know how or what to pray. it doesnt 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. keeps us present before God. thats why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good..
i pray for richard tonight as he goes through a time of struggling with a lot of pain. tonight i remember why i continue to follow God and reach out to those he puts before me.
..our lives of love for God is worked into something good..