I came across this picture on Facebook and I just had to save it. I have been so frustrated lately that when I tried to pray today I just said “God… I don’t know. About anything. You know how I feel. I just don’t know how to say it. But I do know that I need you.”
If I was not in a good place with God right now, I know I would be overtaken with doubt and frustration. Though it doesn’t change the situation, it has helped me remember God’s promise to never leave me nor forsake me. I know all things are good in His time.
I sat in silence after my prayer, hoping that God understood that I wanted to pray, and that I trust him, but my heart is heavy. I felt like my prayer was.. tired.
It wasn’t just a few seconds later that my daily bible verse notification popped up on my phone.
Zephaniah 3:17 NIV “The Lord your God is with you. He is might enough to save you. He will take great delight in you. The quietness of His love will calm you down. He will sing with joy because of you.”
My heart is still singing sweet songs of praise.
How comforting is it to know that what I can’t even understand about myself God already knows? When I don’t even know what to pray for, God has already given the answer! When my heart is conflicted and there is a spiritual battle going on in my mind, God has already given me victory!
If you are too tired to pray.. if you don’t know what to say or how to say it, if you feel defeated, understand that God knows you. He knows you better than you know yourself, and he knows your needs.
He just wants you to trust him enough to take care of it. He wants to be your friend, your confident, your life, your everything.
In Psalm 139:1-8, David says it best; “You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.”
Thank you Lord, for seeing through the mess that is my heart. ❤️