Sometimes there is only silence. Your heart is heavy. Your body aches. Tears soak your pillow throughout the night.
You have no words. You’re not even sure if you can pray right now.
God will meet you there. When you don’t have the strength to reach out to Him, He will reach out to you. When you’re silently falling apart and those around you don’t seem to notice, God sees. He notices. And He cares.
Maybe you’re exhausted, feeling as if you’ve been hiking on a narrow, mountainous path and your feet have slipped and now you’re barely holding on, desperately reaching out to find bits of rocks that crumble like fine dirt in your hands. Your feet frantically try to find something solid to keep you grounded. Your fingernails scrape for something to hold onto – something that won’t let you fall.
Oh, precious soul, God will never let you fall. In your moment of desperation, He will rescue you. He wants to help you more than you want to be rescued.
Think about that. The God of all creation wants to rescue you from this heaviness. He wants to pull you from the edge of the cliff. Even when you can’t speak, you can still cry out to God from your heart. He not only knows what’s hurting you and why you’re crying in the dark, He knows how to rescue you from it and bring you to a place of peace.
Remember, He’s the One who sent His Son to die for you over two thousand years ago. He’s not about to give up on you now. He loves you way too much for that.
“‘Because he loves me,’ says the Lord, ‘I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.'”Psalm 91:14-15 NIV.