Have you ever experienced the pain of the Spirit within? Have you ever been so totally unsettled with a spiritual decision that you can’t even find the words to pray about it? Have you ever known with all your heart, mind, and soul that something being done by those who are your leaders is not only wrong, but totally not in the best interests of the body?
Can you explain to me why people want to change God to fit their earthly desires? Can you tell me why the Bible isn’t big enough for some? Can you tell me why there is such a feeling of defeat when this happens?
What is the solution? Where are the words? When will man stop trying to do it better than God?
My heart is breaking, my soul is aching, I have no words, I fear for the future. Yet my Lord has clearly shown me in so many of these situations that my empty prayers are going to Him with groans and utterings that I can’t understand (Romans 8:26). He has told me that He truly has my best interests and future in His plan (Jeremiah 29:11). He sent the Paraclete, the Holy Counselor, to advise me when things don’t seem right (John 16:6-8). And above all He loves me so much more than I can even fathom (John 3:16).
Abba, I know You are in control of all situations. I know You have a plan. Lord calm my heart and give me the peace that passes all understanding. I believe You and Your word. Give me peace, Lord. As I lift this prayer before the throne let me and anyone else who doesn’t get it know that You are working in the background for the greater glory of the Kingdom. Amen and Make it so.
Marie, I can still remember vividly the first time I personally experienced having no words to pray and intimately understand the verse about allowing the Spirit to intercede by interpreting our groans to God. When there are no words, He is still faithful and I am so thankful.