When Circumstances Render You Speechless
Have your circumstances ever rendered you speechless? You don’t know what to pray, how to pray and frankly, there are times you don’t even want to pray. I’ve been on my knees or laying in my bed with eyes peering at the ceiling before. My pursed lips gripped tight and fastened to one another like a Velcro strip. If I had a moment of great fortitude, I pried them open, only for nothing to spew out—not a word nor a breath. Tongue-tied. Clammed up. Mute. Yet, beneath the surface, my heart was a chatterbox, running its rapid beats a mile a minute. It was saying such things as, “Lord, I love you, but I’m struggling to trust you and understand.” After many of these heart-to-God times, my ticker finally started to turn to God with a listening ear. Now, more than ever, my heart says, “Lord, I love you and I trust you though I don’t understand.” I can’t say I’ve perfected this, but boy am I glad he accepts my clenched lips and an open heart. What has your heart said in difficult moments? How has that communication changed over time?