I woke up this morning feeling very anxious with a lot on my heart and mind. I was tempted to lay there and scroll Facebook in order to zone out because it WAS 4 am after all, but I decided to get up and pray. Funny thing is, I didn’t have it in me to put what I was feeling into words yet the Holy Spirit knew exactly what I was feeling.
I recently read a book that gave a scripture which I can’t recall at the moment that says that God understands even your sighs. I sigh a lot when I’m stressed or grieving. Science says we actually carry grief in our lungs. That’s why we feel like we can’t breathe when we grieve. I’ve been doing a lot of sighing lately as my soul is grieved and the Holy Spirit so sweetly ministered to my heart this early, still quiet morning. I think that we don’t spend enough time just being still and listening without any noise or distractions. Without the pressure to feeling like we have to find the words. All I could mutter this morning were sighs and HELP ME JESUS and that was enough. God knows what we feel even when we can’t express it ourselves.
Psalm 38:9 says All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you.
Needless to say, I’ve cried out the anxiety and allowed the Holy Spirit to just circle me with peace and divine silence. It’s moments like these that give me the strength to gather myself up and find some hope in the day. To face whatever battles I have to face and know that HE IS WITH ME.
I wanted to share so that you know that sometimes your prayer is just a sigh and a longing for God to show up in some way. To touch you and let you know He is there. Don’t always be so concerned with HOW you pray. He knows your heart and even just sitting in silence with the expectation of hearing from Him is enough for Him to know you are seeking Him.
Romans 8:26 says: 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.
I pray you have an amazing day friend! (My husband wrecked just after I posted this. He is fine thankfully but I believe God was filling me up so that I could handle what the day would bring. He is ALWAYS WORKING!)