Wordless................Is it Possible?


Romans 8:26-27

26In 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 words cannot express. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will.

This may be one of my favorite verses! Just knowing that the Spirit of God intercedes for me when I do not know what to say.......thank you, Father, for this gift.

Because I find myself at a crossroads where words do not come so easily. Even in prayer.


I kneel to pray. I know the Father is listening.


And yet I am often unable to find the words.


"Thank you" seems so empty even though my heart often feels so full of gratitude for a Father who never leaves or forsakes me.

"Forgive me" seems so repetitive when time and time again I find myself being short with my husband when I'm really just having a sad day of missing Nick.

"Help me" seems so pitiful at times. I want so desperately to be strong.


So, today, it struck me that yes, even God knew that sometimes words are just not possible. And because He knew how hard that would be He provided a verse to sort-of "take us off the hook" when we want to spend time with Him in prayer but even the shortest phrases seem insignificant.



These are days when I find that the simple quietness of just knowing that He is with me and that I am with Him are enough to keep me going!


So, even in my blog writing, I have struggled to find words today. Words that share my heart.


And it is in this very moment that I am embracing the reality that words aren't really what connect us...............it is so much more than words.


Jesus Christ, the Master, Savior, Redeemer, Lord, and yes, "blog connector!" pulls my heart to yours and yours to mine even when words seem so difficult to find.


Thank you, God, for sending Your Son, the Living Word, to a hurting and pain-filled world so that we can share the hope, peace, joy, and love of knowing that there will come a day when blogs won't be necessary, phones will be meaningless, clocks will be irrelevant, and all that will matter is that we are together in Your Presence for eternity!


Thank you, Father, for giving me a few words when I felt I had none,




10 Comments:

Blogger Mimi said...

Thank God that He understands our groaning and incomplete phrases I just come by to check on you and know that words are not really necessary...
{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}
Lay your head on the shoulder of God...He is there to wipe away your tears...

Blogger Cheri said...

Sometimes when we think we have nothing he proves us wrong and gives us more than we asked for. Your words have touched me.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you for that verse, it was a wonderful reminder for me!

Blogger Bonnelle Pagel said...

I have no words for you except that I love you and I'm praying for you. Daily you are in my thoughts and prayers. Just today as I was up at the hospital for a follow-up on Josiah I sat and thought of you and just prayed that God will fill you once again with His comfort and more grace, grace, grace. You are deeply loved.

Bonnelle

Blogger Jen said...

So beautifully said. Your few words fill my heart everytime you write. You are truly a blessing to all of us. God is faithful. Thank you for reminding me of that over and over.

Love and blessings

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you are just a blessing every word you write inspires someone in some way and as a reader to your blogs i can never say i have bad day cause when i think i do you have a verse or have written something that makes me realize i had a day of blessings so thank you so much

Anonymous Brenda said...

God Bless you Tammy, Much in prayer for you and the family.
Blessings, Brenda

Blogger Susan said...

As always Tammy, you speak words of LIFE, words of HOPE, HEALING words.

Thank you for sharing them with us so liberally.

Lord be with Tammy when she does not have words to say, comfort her and intercede on her behalf. Shower her with your presence and great love. Uphold and strengthen her each day, In Jesus name I pray...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

WORDS FAIL US WHEN THE HEART IS TOO FULL OF EMOTION, DON'T THEY? THINKING OF YOU DAILY AND SENDING YOU LOVE, HUGS, AND PRAYERS. YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND I THANK GOD HE HAS ALLOWED OUR PATHS TO CROSS.

Blogger Staci said...

I have been at a loss for words in my life and it was a very sad and desperate time. I still found hope in knowing that the Lord could hear what my heart was saying, even if my mouth could say nothing.

You have touched my heart... I will pray for you this day.

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