When there are no words…

Sometimes the situation you are in or facing can be so overwhelming, you can’t put it into words. Because the tears, sobs and just taking that next breathe is all you can do right now.

God gets it, friend.

When Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane, He prayed so hard, sweat came off Him looking like blood. Yet it appears all He managed to pray out loud was one sentence (Matthew 26:36-44) three times.

Not what I would have expected from Jesus after the Sermon on the Mount, especially with His life on the line.

Yet He prayed about what was weighing on Him the best way He could: to the point, with honesty and persistence.

If you are having problems finding words for what you are facing today, take hope from the fact that God understands. And He has made a way for what is on your heart to make it to His, even when you can’t say a word due to the grief, pain or sorrow you are experiencing.

When we can’t shape our prayer into words, God does it for us!” Romans 8:26

Holy Spirit takes our groans, sighs, our wordless cries and lifts them up to God in prayer for us. All we need to do is to draw near.

I am so glad that God has made a way for my prayers in those hardest of moments when just catching my breath is all I can do.

He prays for me when I am unable to… What a gift from a loving God!

Friend, I pray that you would encounter and experience God in this way too, when the weight of worry, the anquish of loss, the heaviness of grief and the burden of stressful situations are keeping you heavy laden. Even if you can’t find the words, He is waiting for you to come to Him, and find rest in His Presence.

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 BSB


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