Daily Devotional

March 6, 2020

When the Words Won’t Come

Romans 8:26
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.


Written by: Danielle Morgan

I was completely overwhelmed with a combination of feelings I didn’t understand. Frustration, anger, resentment, sadness, anxiety… but where was it all coming from? What was the root?

It felt as if the world was crashing down around me and I had played a part in the destruction. There was a chaos wall building up so high I couldn’t see over the debris. I felt suffocated, and the more I sat in those feelings, the more I felt unsure of how to get myself out.

But God was right there all along, waiting to pull me out—save me from the mess I had brought on myself. And even though I didn’t have the words, I was reminded that He did.

He knew what I needed more than I knew what I needed. He saw the root of my mess and loved me still. He saw my pain, hurt, anger, and fear, and He looked past it all and offered compassion.

So, when I didn’t have the words, yet the hopelessness settled in around me, I called out to God and muttered, “Jesus, help.” It was all I could think of… all I knew to pray.

The Bible tells us that Jesus prays for us too—even when we don’t know what or how to pray. When we’re left without words, feeling hopeless, and we have nothing left to give, He’s right there interceding on our behalf.

Have you been there? Have you experienced a season where all you had left was “Jesus, help”? If so, take it to Him in faith, for He is a God who knows our needs better than we know ourselves, and He wants to satisfy those needs for our very best and for His glory.

God sees you. He sees your pain, your struggle, your defeat, your anxiety. He sees your sin, your offense, and your weakness. He sees you falling on your knees as the defeat of sin weighs heavily on you and He’s reaching out to lift you up and carry you through.

When you don’t know what to pray, Jesus intercedes on your behalf, looks past your brokenness, and sees your willing heart that desperately wants what He has to give.

Sometimes the difference between your hurt and shame and Him breaking those chains and unlocking freedom is “Jesus, help.”

Fight-3.6Thought of the day: Are you in a place where you have no words left? Are you trusting every area of your life to the hands of Jesus to work and restore? What area do you need to give to Him and rely on His interceding on your behalf to work in your life?

Prayer: Jesus, sometimes all I have to give feels almost like nothing at all. In the moment of defeat, help me to turn toward You and rest in your love and grace. I pray for Your compassion to rest on my life and ask that Your Holy Spirit would reveal areas that I need to release control. In Jesus’ name, I pray, amen.

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