Have you ever had a time in your life that you had no words to pray? In a tough time or a time of great grief or tragedy? Maybe in a scary or uncertain time?
In those hard time does it feel like the words inside you have dried up. Does you mind come up blank when you try to recall scripture to help you? Is it literally impossible to think let alone pray! I have been there and I know just how you feel! As a matter of fact I feel like I’m in one of those time now! I know it will pass but I need God in my life and I want Him to show up in a big way!!! What do you do when you need God to take over and make it better but all you can say is, “O, God”! Here are a couple suggestions for you and me when we have no words to pray!
First, we must know our position in Christ and believe it! God has not changed. He is the same in our times of greatest need as He was forever in the past and will be forever in the future. If we know Jesus as our Lord and Savior He is our Kinsman Redeemer! He is our covenant partner. God loves you and me more than than we can every think or know. We need to know and acknowledge that we are standing in a most marvelous, intimate relationship with God!
God wants the best for us… even when He allows bad things to come into our life. We have to understand that we live in a broken world. Only God can work His wonders and miracles in such a mess! God is sovereign and totally in control even if you and I are not.
We also need to know that God knows what we want and what is best even if we cannot tell Him. He waits for us to come boldly to His Throne of Grace and tell Him everything! He waits for YOU AND ME. We don’t need the right or fancy words. We can even go before Him and cry! So, even if we can say one word to Him… that’s okay. Or sit before Him broken because we want to be near Him! God is such a good listener and a great doer! Just because cannot see we Him working in our life, does not mean that He’s not! God does a lot of work that we don’t ever see!
When we cannot pray we can prayerfully read the Bible! I find this overpoweringly comforting.For in it is all comfort, love, mercy, grace, truth, lovingkindness, patience… I love to read Psalms when I am having trouble praying. There is so much to praise God for there! Praise God through His word. Give Him the sacrifice of your praise! Open you Bible and tell God you want to meet Him there!
Did you know…
“And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words”. Roman’s 8:26
When we cannot pray, the Holy Spirit is before the Throne praying in inexpressible words! Amazing! How can we ever not trust a God that is praying so hard for us with groanings too deep for words!
We will all go through tough times. Isn’t it comforting that the God of all knows us and our troubles and loves us and deeply intercedes for us and is sovereign. Those thoughts can be very comforting in our greatest times of need!
If you are not secure about your where you stand with God, let me assure you that God loves you and desperately wants a relationship with you.
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