Do you ever feel as though God’s not listening?
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Trench Classes United and Kim-Evinda. This week’s word is a great reminder of the truth that when we think God’s not listening, perhaps we’re listening to the wrong thing or we’re not hearing Him.
I’ve been in this season of emotional pain for a while now and last week, I cried out to God and told Him I was done, couldn’t do it anymore. When I was done throwing my fit and falling in it, He spoke to me, not in an audible voice but in and through His most reliable voice, HIS WORD.
He took me back to a learned and practiced habit: reading a Psalm, meditating upon it and then re-writing it according to the circumstances in my life. But that’s not all: He had me speak it this time, out loud.
So I did, and as I did, it was like my faith’s engine was revving up. With each confession and profession, the engine of faith got stronger and stronger. As my voice spoke with more conviction and confidence, Alvin, my four-legged grand-dog, got up from his stupor, looked at me and jumped down off the lounger we were all on, me and the three dogs. 😊 The other two didn’t budge so who knows, maybe God’s word seeped into their little souls. 😊
Anyway, I was so refreshed, my faith renewed, my spirit strengthened and my soul revived as I proclaimed and claimed the promises of God.
Can I encourage you, friend, to soak up a Psalm, read it, then read it aloud and begin re-writing it according to what’s happening in your life. Do it again and again: The very worst thing that can happen, and this is a guarantee, your perspective will change from inward to upward and you will begin to know in your inner being that you are not alone; that He in fact is listening!
Here is a sample of a few verses from one of my Psalm sessions: Psalm 138:1-3: I’ll write those verses out and then re-write them below:
1I will praise You with my whole heart; before the gods I will sing praises to You. 2I will worship toward Your holy temple and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth, for You have magnified Your word above all Your name. 3In the day when I cried out, You answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul.
1Abba, help me to praise you with my WHOLE heartbefore my enemy and the pain and sorrow which I have raised up like gods. 2I will praise you in every direction; yes I will praise your name and thank you for your lovingkindness and your truth which you reveal through your Word. Thank you that your Word always proves true. 3When I cried out ‘I am done; I can’t take it anymore, please show me what I ammissing’ and you answered me and made me bold with strength in my soul encouraging me to stay.
Soaking up His response…