Sometimes there are no words.
Hurt, grief, discouragement, and disappointment are just some of the things words can’t properly frame. Whether attempting to talk to someone, or attempting to pray, words can lack the ability to properly communicate feelings. The secret is; they don’t always have to because our value as a friend or a child of God transcends words.
For example, just the sight of a close friend can lift a spirit; and a hug can be worth an hour of talking. It’s the same with God, but on an even deeper level. He doesn’t need words to understand us, or to connect with our heart. Words can be used in prayer of course, but there are moments when the Holy Spirit steps in and communicates on our behalf in ways only He understands. Paul explained it this way:
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” – Romans 8:26-27 NKJV
Prayerful quiet can often start a conversation you didn’t know was needed. Are you short of words today? He understands.
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