When You Can’t Find The Words

Written by Laura Spurlin

“In the same way the Spirit [comes to us and] helps us in our weakness. We do not know what prayer to offer or how to offer it as we should, but the Spirit Himself [knows our need and at the right time] intercedes on our behalf with sighs and groanings too deep for words.” – Romans 8:26 AMP


Friend, when I read this verse this morning, I could not relate to it anymore than — every day of my life.

Many times I can feel a yearning in my heart for help. Not just any kind of help, but the Lord’s help.

A decision that feels so overwhelming.
A hurt that feels impossible to heal.
A worry that feels all consuming.
A need that fills unattainable.

Many times I just think of all the things I need, and it all feels so hard to put into words. Those moments are hard, heavy, and defeating. But, friend, you don’t have to have the words. You must have the willingness. The willingness to call on the name of the Lord.

Your prayer may be wordy, lacking any words besides “Help me!”, or lacking all the words. God knows your need before you ever speak it.You are enough -> with God.

You are able -> with God.

You are never alone -> with God.

Our mind is a battlefield for the enemy to attack and wage war. But friend, there is light in the darkness.

Jesus, His word, His promises, and His voice is our light in the darkness.

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.””
John 8:12 NLT

Rest in His presence.
Heal in His presence.
Let go in His presence.
But most of all, seek and accept His presence.

When you can’t find the words your heart is crying out for, just be present with God.

He will intercede.
He will fill that need.
He will heal that hurt.
He will work all things out for good.
You are not alone. He is present. He is near.

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Written by Laura Spurlin

Laura is a nurse who boxed up her scrubs to be a stay-at-home-mama to her two kiddos. In this season of motherhood, her anxiety hit a soaring peak and her depression hit a deep low. With this battle came a stronger, deeper, and more surrendering (on her end) relationship with Christ, and a love for writing what He places on her heart about mothering, marriage, and mental health.

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