“When he came out, he could not speak to them. They realized he had seen a vision in the temple, for he kept making signs to them but remained unable to speak.”
“I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, for they are a rebellious people.”
“While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless. 16 Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, ‘I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I feel very weak. 17 How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe.’”
There are times in our lives when something happens and we are left speechless. Certainly, in the Presence of God we are likely to be speechless for a time as I am sure we will be overcome with the Majesty and Beauty of our Loving King.
I can be pretty talkative, especially about God. Yet, there are times when I am overcome with thankfulness and adoration for Him saving someone like the very ungodly person I once was, and I don’t know how to express my feelings in normal speech. In times like these, I utilize my prayer language in prayer and praise. The Spirit knows how to pray and praise for me. See Romans 8:26-28.
If you don’t have a heaven-sent love and prayer language, ask our Father. See Luke 11:11-13.
Dive Deeper: Study Daniel 8; Luke 11:11-13; Romans 8:26-28; Jude 1:20-21.