They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Does that mean that the broken vessel that speaks up or hollers out gets God’s attention and help? Well, what if the heart longs to do that but there are no words? What if all that comes out when I try to yell is a raspy whisper? Will He stop, turn around and notice me? What if I’m not sure how to call out or even what the real reason for my mess is?
God has that all covered. His Spirit hovers over me, penetrates and filters through me, pulls and guides me, fills emptiness, knows, sees and hears. He will actually listen to inaudible pleas from a fragile, numb heart and discern exactly what it’s trying to say. “I don’t have words, God. I don’t know what to pray or where to begin.” “That’s okay,” he replies quietly, “just be still and be with me. I already know what you need. I notice you. I’m glad to give you my attention. I’m already healing and fixing the broken parts. Just be still.”
While I sit and wait on God, I want to praise Him. I want to stop looking at my life and my world and get caught up in Him. I think of the words of a song I know,
Word of God speak
won’t you pour down like rain?
washing my eyes to see…Your majesty
to be still and know that You’re in this place
please let me stay and rest in your holiness…
…the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves… That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8:26-28 The Msg