Never Saying a Word, But Still Heard
The author of the biblical book, Romans writes, "In 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 through wordless groans. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God." (Romans 8:26-27)
There have been a few times in life that I have been "lost for words." I have lived enough life like many of you who may be reading this post, and who can agree with me when I say, Experience is the Best teacher. Experience has taught me that there is a time to speak, and a time to be silent. A few moments when I had no words to say were attributed to the lesson my mom taught often, "if you can't say anything nice, don't be bothered with it." I may have been good for a time-or-two to, as my daughter's generation says, ghost a person. I am almost certain that I left quite a few matters unsettled, for the greater good of all parties involved. The thought that somewhere, someone from my past or present just does not understand "where we went wrong," enters my mind now and then, but I trust the Spirit in that moment to intercede, since in many cases, I still have no words.
One of the most saddest days of my life is when I got the call to come to the hospital because my mother fell asleep, only to wake up to be in the presence of the Lord. The hospital Chaplain came into the room where the family was gathered and where her physical body laid, and asked each of the family members that were gathered around, if we would share one word to best describe my mother, before he prayed. When it came to my turn to say a word, I could not think of anything - I was frozen in a place that felt like between time and space. I heard myself moan and I remember shaking my head side-to-side, but the words were stuck in the back of my throat. As the Chaplain began to pray, there were a million words that came to mind, but never to my lips. When night came, I had no prayer to put before God, not audible praise from my lips to lay before His feet, but that night I had no need for anything; for every need - peace, comfort, and grace, were present and helped me in my weakness, still lost for words.
Since COVID-19, there has been no single words to truly describe the devastation to human life as we knew it and the divide of opinions among the surviving population. Most individuals have been lost for words, "weakened" by the unknown variables of the pandemic and lack of understanding, thereof. However, one thing I am convinced of, God the Creator of all things, past, present and to come was not caught unaware of the world's circumstance. He knew, and through time advanced the measure of Man's spirit of knowledge and understanding to give remedy, perspective and hope; having the Spirit intercede for God's people in accordance with His will for them, individually. What I appreciate most about God is that the will and purpose that He has for me, may not be the same as it is for the next person, but what we can trust is that when we are "lost for words," we are still heard.
You may be at a station in life where words are hard to express, you can not find the right words to ignite your passions (more so to stay disciplined in your pursuits), or to speak your purpose and visions clearly, without doubt. You innately may feel and know that your best is yet to be realized, and you just need a little help, some intercession. Well, God knows your situation and He is invested in yielding a great return in your life. The Psalmist tells us in Psalms 28 verse 6 "Praise be to the Lord, for he has heard my cry...". This passion of mine, Bright Vue Ministries is a "bridge" available to you, for guidance, safe travel and connection to getting aligned with your best, in God. Let's travel together and trust the Spirit to make intercession for us.