As I’ve prayed about what to write today, the phrase keeps coming to mind, “when words won’t come.” I have a feeling almost all who are reading this, have found yourselves many times at that place of weariness and sadness where you just don’t even know what words to pray. Your heart is so heavy and you try to pray, yet tears are all that come…
My son and I have been at that place this week. It’s been a rough week. Sometimes the weight of the things that we deal with, sends everything crashing down around us and all we can do is hold each other while we cry… and escape into the arms of Jesus. We look to Him to be our peace, comfort and strength. As a parent, we want to have all the answers for our children, but as you all know, there are so many things we can’t change, fix or make right. Sometimes we are powerless to help their suffering. My son wanted answers…he wanted things to be different…he wanted the hurt and pain to stop…and I could not help with any of those things.
I’ve been brought to this place many times… where my attempts at comfort seem so inadequate. My efforts are made so much more difficult, because of the things that my son’s mind just won’t let him grasp. When I find myself at this place, all I can do is seek THE ONE, who says my son is fearfully and wonderfully made in His own image. I look to THE ONE, that loves my son more than I do. I find refuge in THE ONE, that understands everything that is in our heart’s. I know that He holds both of us in the palm of His hand and I don’t have to utter any words for Him to understand. He sees every tear and He collects them in a bottle and one day He is going to personally wipe those tears from our eyes for the very last time.
I’d like to offer a prayer for all of you who might find yourself in that place where the words won’t come. Know that you are loved and cared for and your Heavenly Father sees, knows and understands your pain. You are not alone…
Dear Heavenly Father,
We pray for all that are hurting, sad, grieving or overwhelmed today. We ask that you would help us to feel your presence like never before. We pray that we would feel your loving arms of comfort envelop us. We pray that we would feel your peace that passes all understanding. We ask Lord, that you would give us strength for all that lies ahead of us today. Please bless us with your wisdom and knowledge so we can face any challenge that arise. Give us your courage, Lord. Please remove all fear and doubt. We pray that you will bring people to stand beside us to help us carry our burdens. We ask Lord, for your grace and mercy to fall upon us like much-needed rain on dry, parched ground. Lord, thank you, for your Holy Spirit that intercedes for us. We place our children and our lives into your hands and we thank you for your unfailing love. We thank you for the hope we have in you and that one day there will be no more tears or sadness or illness or disability. Until that day, please help us to be the best parents we can be and may our children see you and your love in us. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
Blessings to you all,