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When Words Fail

Words fail me sometimes. When I want to say something to comfort someone who has experienced a loss. When I want to articulate something important.

Sometimes they fail me in that I find no words to say. Sometimes they fail me when I say the wrong ones. Sometimes they fail me when I say them in anger.

When it comes to prayer – at times I find myself with my words failing me. Particularly in times of difficulty…it can be hard to know how to begin or what to pray for. In these times I am thankful for 2 things:

1. God knows my heart and my mind – and I can simply be still and know that He is. And that He has hold of me. In that stillness and quiet I can hear Him and I know He hears me – even without my words.

2. Worship. Music has always been very powerful for me. Particularly with regards to prayer. Those times when words fail – but I need to speak – I will listen to and many times sing at the top of my lungs worship songs. Sometimes I will find a song that works for what I’m feeling – other times, one simply focused on worshiping God. I find such peace and comfort when I pray via worship.

Last night was a perfect example of this. I had specifically prayed and asked for the Lord to allow me to sleep peacefully, to quiet my mind and allow sleep to come quickly. After that prayer I turned off the TV, and listened to/sang the song Great Are You Lord by All Sons and Daughters (lyrics and video below) for a solid 15 minutes – on repeat. Focusing my mind on Him brought peace. I fell asleep quickly, with the music the only thing I was hearing in my head. I woke this morning to the same thing. I awoke refreshed.

If words fail you…be still and rest in Him…or sing. He is faithful. 

 

Great Are You Lord (All Sons & Daughters)

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken
Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise to You only

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken

Great are You, Lord

All the earth will shout Your praise
Our hearts will cry, these bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

Originally posted 2014-06-09 23:44:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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