Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Wellspring of Our Words

Today we sit with Psalm 139.4:

Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, You know it completely.

Our words matter, as everything we say reveals who we are, our feelings, and our beliefs. Our Creator—Who breathed into us the gifts of life, speech, emotion, and thought—meets us at the wellspring of our words. God hears what we say and fully understands what we mean. God responds to the source of our words, knowing our hearts.


kkryno said...

But does He hear when I can't even speak?

Rough day.

Tim said...

Oh Vikki, I'm so sorry for not responding sooner. I caught your comment on FB, but didn't check here before calling it a night.

God hears us even when we don't know what to say. Matthew 6.8 says God "knows what you need before you ask." What's more, Scripture says that when words fail us, the Holy Spirit steps in and expresses our thoughts to God. Take comfort in this: "Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, Who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God."

When our words aren't enough--the Spirit is more than enough and fills the gap so that God hears us even though we can't speak. It is a thing of us such utter beauty that we can't begin to explain or understand it. But we can rest assured that it is true.

I hold you in my prayers and trust that today will be brighter and easier for you, dear sister!

Much love,