Our house can be… well, loud, and crazy, and hectic, and .. well LOUD lol. With four daughters that love to talk, a husband that loves to talk, and of course, then there is me (they get it honest).There is so much we have a lot to say about, and some things we can go on and on about.
Everything just rolls right off the tongue when we are happy, or being goofy, or venting, or in a disagreement (imagine that). But, when we are hurt… sad… scared… uncomfortable, well we tend to clam up. Yep, I went there. All of a sudden we are at a loss for words.
We don’t want to talk about it, or we won’t talk about it, or we don’t know how to talk about it.
What are the chances we do that with our Heavenly Father?
There are times when my prayers, praises, requests, and general conversation with HIM just roll off my tongue. I have watched where sweet souls that were hurting, heartbroken, scared, beat down, anxiety drenched- have just stopped praying, or won’t pray about those particular “thorns”, because they don’t know what to say or what to pray for. You been there?
I have… I’ve seen it and done it myself. I have been “at a loss for words”. I have cried, “God, I don’t even know what to say. I’m done, I’m broken, I don’t want to talk about it, I just can’t.”
And His reply is, “Child, you don’t have to have words. You don’t even have to know the words. You don’t even have to speak the words.” None of us like to admit when we are weak. Guess what? He knows we are weak.
His Spirit not only knows what to pray for and what to say that aligns with God’s will, but the Spirit prays for YOU and for ME with GROANINGS that words cannot express!
Groanings make inarticulate sound in response to pain or despair. Like wow. He PLEADS on our behalf! PLEADS! The word pleads means to make an emotional appeal.
Have you wrapped your mind and troubled heart around that? The HOLY SPIRIT, in the presence of our FATHER, makes an emotional appeal with deep groanings on our behalf for God’s will! Let that soak in. It’s ok to be at a loss for words, He knows all that needs to be said! He’s already there speaking for you. ❤
“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. And the Father who knows all hearts knows what the Spirit is saying, for the Spirit pleads for us believers in harmony with God’s own will.” (Romans 8:26-27