I long for His voice to explode into my life and make forever change.
His voice pleases my heart and ear, but I lose His voice in the noise of the day.
I wonder the corridors of my heart, hearing echoes of an empty chamber.
I know He is there. He promises never to leave or forsake me.
Have I left Him? I need to seek Him out with a thirst that nothing else can satiate.
I pray for Him and call out to Him, knowing He will answer even when I fail Him and forsake Him.
He never fails me. He always answers with a loving voice.
When times are difficult, listening for His voice can be hard, but when we realize that listening is not automatic, but a process we draw closer to Him. Sometimes, we have to stop and remain in silence so that we can find God again.
We do this by reaching out in prayer. Simple prayers are best in those quiet times of the day when you can find a moment. As mothers, you know what I mean: while waiting for the pot to boil for the evening meal or while you are waiting in the pickup line at school. Maybe it is the time when the house becomes quiet and peaceful as the last one in the family drifts into sleep. You wait alone in the dark living room to pray and bare your heart to the Lord about your cares and your worries.
After prayer, the waiting comes to hear His voice and feel His presence. It might not happen the first night when worries and darkness are crowding in, maybe even not the second or third nights. His voice and appearance, however, come when He knows it is time.
After the waiting, the receiving flows when He engulfs you in His love and embraces. His Holy Word fills your mind, and you find you can listen and receive it again. During the wait, you prepared for something you cannot explain to anyone else. Somehow, you found strength, reassurance, answers, or maybe just calm. You cling to this moment because you know another storm of noise will come and attempt to drown and destroy your faith.
Cherish moments like these in hard times. You can remember listening to the gentle probing and voice of the Holy Spirit as verse after verse floods your mind, scriptures that you remember from Sunday School or sermons.
11 I know the plans I have in mind for you, declares the Lord; they are plans for peace, not disaster, to give you a future filled with hope.
12 When you call me and come and pray to me, I will listen to you.
13 When you search for me, yes, search for me with all your heart, you will find me.
You can find another beautiful verse to pray in Psalms.
If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Point out the road I must travel; I’m all ears, all eyes before you.
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