01 August 2013

for when you don't know what to say

She'll carry the scars for a long time,
maybe forever.

Don't we all carry scars, though?
Won't we all have them?
Just some more visible than others?

Oh Lord, where are you?
Do not forget us here.

Sometimes I cannot see Him,
and the dark hangs heavy.

There comes a place when there are no words,
there is nothing left to say.

..the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
 Romans 8:26

You beg the Spirit of God to pray,
because you don't even have the right words for that.

You wait.

There is nothing left to do.

And you ask for peace in the waiting,
receive with open arms the calm in the midst of the whirlwind.

I don't have words.
I don't know what to say.

I have hope, though.

God is good.
I am so sure of that.

He is so gracious.

And today?

Today I choose to rest in that.



               Psalm 145
I will exalt you, my God and King,
and praise your name forever and ever.
 I will praise you every day;
yes, I will praise you forever.
Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise!
No one can measure his greatness.

Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts;
let them proclaim your power.
 I will meditate on your majestic, glorious splendor
and your wonderful miracles.
 Your awe-inspiring deeds will be on every tongue;
I will proclaim your greatness.
 Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness;
they will sing with joy about your righteousness.

 The Lord is merciful and compassionate,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
 The Lord is good to everyone.
He showers compassion on all his creation.
All of your works will thank you, Lord,
and your faithful followers will praise you.
 They will speak of the glory of your kingdom;
they will give examples of your power.
 They will tell about your mighty deeds
and about the majesty and glory of your reign.
 For your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
You rule throughout all generations.
The Lord always keeps his promises;
he is gracious in all he does.
 The Lord helps the fallen
and lifts those bent beneath their loads.
 The eyes of all look to you in hope;
you give them their food as they need it.
 When you open your hand,
you satisfy the hunger and thirst of every living thing.
 The Lord is righteous in everything he does;
he is filled with kindness.
 The Lord is close to all who call on him,
yes, to all who call on him in truth.
 He grants the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cries for help and rescues them.
 The Lord protects all those who love him,
but he destroys the wicked.

 I will praise the Lord,
and may everyone on earth bless his holy name
forever and ever.

1 comment:

  1. Even though you wrote this post six days ago, it seems to be exactly what I need today! Trusting in the goodness of the Lord & His Spirit to help me pray. Thanks for sharing. Love & prayers, in Jesus, Cynthia