John 3:8 says, “The wind blows where it wills, and you can hear the sound it makes, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes; so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.”
Ruah which is pronounced in Hebrew Ruach, is the Hebrew word translated as God’s Spirit. However, the word is also translated as breath, air, and wind throughout several Scriptures. The breath of God should remind each of us of God’s creative authorship and presence in our world. Genesis 2:7 confirms, “Then the LORD God formed the man from the dust of the ground. He breathed the breath (Ruah) of life into the man’s nostrils, and the man became a living person.”
It’s is this very same breath (Ruah) that positively impacts our lives even when we don’t have the breath to express our pain and sufferings to God. We can find encouragement in Romans 8:26-27: “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit [Ruah] Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And He who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit [Ruah] intercedes for the saints according to the will of God”
Wow, when we can not utter what’s pains our soul, the Spirit (Ruah) knows what is there and He intercedes-breathes it out-Himself on our behalf! I don’t know about you, but that’s some good news to me!
Now, if you are dealing with a deep debilitating pain, I invite you to pray this short prayer with me and allow God’s Ruah to radically to change your situation:
Merciful God, breathe into every area in my life. Heal and restore all of my broken pieces. In Jesus name, amen!