When God Speaks
Finally hearing Him after the long silence
“Let us be silent that we may hear the whispers of God.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
God often allows times of silence that test our faith
Times like that, I long to hear His voice again. Why couldn’t He speak? Why couldn’t He just tell me what to do? Has He forgotten me? Is He mad at me?
What I’ve realized is that in everything that God does, we can always count upon His love. Even when He is silent.
I’ve learned that many times, His silence is His way of preparing us for something good, something that can only be achieved after He has allowed us to wait for Him.
One such moment came to me recently. After some time of silence, He spoke again. Not in an audible kind of way, but in a way that only the heart and the soul could possibly understand.
Unexpectedly and wonderfully, I heard Him once again and what He said lifted my soul in bliss
They were but simple words, but they were words that were full of meaning and love to me. They were words that told me that I had never been forgotten, and that God is there. He is asking me to come and trust Him, and shall I refuse?
How could He come in such a gentle and humble way?
In such a sweet and kind way? Ah, I guess it’s because He knows me so well. He doesn’t want me to be scared. He knows how I’m but a child in front of Him. A child who is afraid of many things.
His words brought me comfort
It gave me courage in times of darkness and despair. I need not be afraid anymore because He is there.
He is the Light that will always guide my way.
“After the wind there was an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake a fire passed; but the LORD was not in the fire. After the fire, there was a still small voice. When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle, went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. Behold, a voice came to him, and said, ‘What are you doing here, Elijah?’” — 1 Kings 19, WEB-BE