I have no words

Image: mystraysoul, Pixabay


Rejoice always, pray continually,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18; NIV)

1. I have no words
To praise you, Lord,
To thank you,
Or accept your will.

2. I have no strength
To cry aloud;
Instead, I wait,
Alone, and still.

3. I have no voice
To beg for help,
Rejoice in you,
Or mourn my loss.

4. I have no breath
To worship you –
All I can do
Is share your cross.



1. Praise him forever (Psalm 111:10; NLT).

If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from me. Yet I want your will to be done, not mine (Matthew 26:39; NLT).

2. My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay. My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth. You have lain me in the dust and left me for dead (Psalm 22:15; NLT).

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

Turn to me and have mercy, for I am alone and in deep distress (Psalm 25:16; NLT).

3. I am so troubled that I cannot speak (Psalm 77:4; ESV).

From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help (Psalm 130:1; NLT).

Pour out your heart to him (Psalm 62:8; NLT).

I grieve over my loss (Lamentations 3:20; NLT).

4. My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe (Daniel 10:17; NLT).

Worship the Lord in all his holy splendour (1 Chronicles 16:29; NLT).

If we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering (Romans 8:17; NLT).

Let’s go, too – and die with Jesus (John 11:16; NLT).

If we die with him, we will also live with him. If we endure hardship, we will reign with him (2 Timothy 2:11-12; NLT).

8 thoughts on “I have no words

  • At such times when words are insufficient or impossible He is still at our side. He envelopes us in His Compassion and guidance speaking to us in His Spirit. We need not utter a single word, but only think on Him – thanking Him. May He bless you today Ruth.

      • I am a lot better in the last few days but still far from over my health issue, the doctor says it can take weeks to fix itself. I just need to stay focussed on Father God and trusting Him each day. I pray you are in good fettle sister.

      • I’m delighted to hear that you’re moving in the right direction at last, Alan, and will continue to pray for you. Today I was told exactly the same as your doctor said, so maybe we can convalesce side by side! XxxxX

  • As one of my favorite songs says, “We lay down crosses to carry grudges.” As you infer in your poem, this must stop! Yet another excellent post, sister Ruth. Every offering of yours is well crafted, backed up with scriptures, and reads like it’s been prayed over before hitting “post.” I made mention of your site today in my post—about Paul’s thorn in the flesh. I do not know you personally, but it appears you carry your thorns (and cross) well. To God be the glory.

    • Thank you so much, David. I do indeed pray over each blog before hitting post! Thank you also for mentioning my website in your own post – thats more than generous xxxx

Leave a Reply