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,