A Perfect Understanding

Steven Laman

READ : Matthew 6:5-15

The most difficult problem I have, because of my disability, is making myself understood. I use several ways to communicate. First, I use an electronic speech device. I code in the words that I want to say, and it turns it into robotic speech. Second, I use other people who can understand me to interpret for me. I tell them what I want to say, and they communicate it to the person to whom I am talking. The last way is that I spell out words, with my hand, on a table or another surface.

These ways of communicating are slow and tedious. I cannot say something quickly to a friend. It takes time for him to listen and figure out what I am saying. Sometimes people don’t have that kind of time, and I understand that, but it is hard. Communication is always frustrating for me, but there is someone who can understand me perfectly.

With God there are no communication gaps, no delays, and no confusion. He can understand me perfectly. He even knows what I have to say before I say it. When I don’t know what to say, the Holy Spirit intercedes for me. Do you ever have a problem talking to people? Do you have trouble putting feelings into words? There is someone who understands you completely God.

PRAYER

Father, thank You that You understand us perfectly. May we communicate with You more and more. In Jesus’ name. Amen.