Sometimes There Aren't Words

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Sometimes there just aren’t words…

              when we sit with others in their grief.

              when others try to comfort us in ours.

Sometimes there just aren’t words…

              when life comes crashing down around us.

              when darkness and despair close in.

Sometimes there just aren’t words…

              when anxiety and doubt and shame condemn us.

              when regrets of the past rear their heads and gnash their teeth.

Sometimes there just aren’t words…

              when betrayals bite and false denials scream.

              when the unrelenting hand of fear squeezes with clenched fingers.

Sometimes there just aren’t words…

              when the world goes crazy.

              when people don't seem to care.

Sometimes there just aren’t words…

              when circumstances confuse.

              when no one remains but us.

Sometimes there just aren’t words.

But in those times…

              the Holy Spirit speaks what we cannot (Romans 8:26–27).

              Jesus lifts us in prayer, crying Abba (Romans 8:31–39).

              our Heavenly Father holds us close and whispers,

              Be still, let go, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10).

For the LORD your God is a mighty savior. He delights in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. (Zephaniah 3:17 NLT)

Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust Him. (Psalm 91:1–2 NLT)

Sometimes there just aren’t words. But in those times there is Someone who speaks. Jesus alone calms our fears, wraps us in His mighty arms of comfort, and speaks words of true hope and healing. He is love and He loves you. He affirms, "I am with you." Take refuge in Him, precious friend.

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