“I am desperate for God’s ongoing help, and so I pray.” This quote (author unknown) serves as the cover page for my prayer journal. In every situation, I need God’s help. His wisdom and perspective. He promises to guide me, if I call on Him. And so, I pray.
When I worry, I raise that desperate call, “I don’t know what to do.” Just those 6 words brings the Holy Spirit to help me.
Romans 8:26 (AMP)
So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.
The Holy Spirit intercedes and pleads before God in our behalf. No words are necessary. One of my favorite songs by Point of Grace is La La La.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words, what are they? And since Your spirit intercedes for me, what do You hear when I pray? Cause I’m finding it hard to find the word to let You know how my heart can hurt. So I’ll sing the tune and let You fill in the words: la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
It’s comforting to know my words aren’t all you hear. I can talk to You in laughter and I can talk to You in tears. And I don’t have to know just what to say for You to hear me when I pray. So I’ll sing a part, and let You read my heart: la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la.
What happens when I ask God to guide me? My burden doesn’t have to be borne alone. God hears my desperate cry. I may not have the answer to what will happen, but I gain the peace that passes all understanding. That desperate cry becomes certainty that God loves, protects, works all things together for good. In every situation of my life, God provides the best for me.
Are you desperate for God’s help to guide you? Call on Him. If you don’t know what to say, sing la, la, la. He’ll be there. You can count on Him.