Thursday, July 13, 2006

Hearing

God's been kind of quiet lately with me. I'm asking, but I'm not really getting any direction. It's just been quiet. I know He hears me, I know He's still with me - His presence is clear.

That happens sometimes. And I've learned that when that happens, I need to be still...and wait.

That means that I shouldn't spend all my time fretting and worrying and being anxious about something that God has completely in control. If He's not giving me clear direction then I can't just go running off in wild directions because of fear.

Even though I know all that - it's still a hard place to be. Early in my walk with God, He was very gracious with my fears. As I've grown up, I see how more and more, He expects me to trust Him simply because He has always proven Himself faithful to me. That doesn't mean I can't crawl in His lap and cry out all those fears and worries, it just means that now I know better than to take them back. I have to leave those things with Him.

As this difficult time in my life drags on I find myself growing quieter and quieter with God. I don't want to miss it when He shows me the way.

I find such strength in that quietness. In the waiting. In the listening. So if you find yourself unsure, try spending some time at His feet - in silence. Even if He chooses not to give you the answer - He will give you Himself. And that's all we really need anyway.

2 comments:

Samantha said...

Thanks, I really needed this post, You guys are all really a God send. So many of your guys posts relate directly to my life!
Thanks!
Sam

Julie Garmon said...

Me too. I'm learning the same thing. Waiting is the opposite of what I like to do!

Love,
Julie


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