God help me!
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD.
Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my supplications!
~ Psalm 130:1 - 2
Have you ever experienced a time that left you crying out to God? If truthful, I think we have all had that moment where the only words that you can find while praying are, "Lord, please help me."
I am reminded that the Lord knows us. God knows our hearts. And of course, God knows our needs even when we have yet to find the words to voice what they are.
So often when I am praying with a group I will often thank God for those prayer concerns that have been shared, and those that have yet to find a way to be expressed.
Let's face it, it is not always easy being vulnerable with others, especially when it comes to some prayer concerns.
I am grateful for the times that I have been able to simply say, "Help me, Lord!"
These are the times when our soul reacts in a way that both we and others understand. These are the words that we all know, and the supplication of transparency. It is not that others need to know the complete need, it is one that God already understands.
Today I am thankful for the times I have prayed, "God help me," and that God has been present saying, "I am right here."
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
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Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.