Lately, I haven’t been writing as much as I would like. Often, I have felt the stirring, like my heart was ready to pour. But, like an empty storm, I was all thunder and no rain. I could find no words.
And that’s the way life is sometimes, isn’t it? The experience of living can often leave us with emotions so strong that we simply walk around with a lump in our throats, unable to identify or communicate what we are feeling. We want to fly but our feet are stuck firmly in earth.
It is a humbling thing to realize that, even in this, in our most basic need of human expression, we are unable to provide for ourselves. We need God. And, once again, he comes to our rescue in the most amazing way.
This verse from Romans 8:26 stuns me every time I read it:
“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.”
God himself praying for me? The Spirit interceding on my behalf? This is grace. And I have tasted it before. God doing for me what I cannot do for myself, proving that in my weakness he is strong.
It is a comfort knowing that the One who sees the deep places inside me, who understands the unutterable longings of my heart, is praying for me as he leads me on the journey home.
So I will keep looking skyward and consider it a blessing when the words won’t come. Because that is when I can hear him whisper, “It’s alright”.
Enjoy this song by Brandon Heath. I hope it will encourage you as it has me.