Friday, October 26, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Voice


"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a VOICE behind you, saying, 'This is the way; walk in it.'”--Isaiah 20:31

"Then he was told, “Go, stand on the mountain at attention before God. God will pass by.”
A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper.  When Elijah heard the quiet VOICE, he muffled his face with his great cloak..."--1 Kings 19:11-13 (The Message)

God DOES have a VOICE, and He DOES speak to us.  He directs us in the way to go.  But He isn't loud about it, He uses a "still, small voice."  He doesn't yell.  Yet we can still hear Him.  If we listen. 

I've been at a loss lately on what to do about my son.  My little boy.  My firstborn whom I so adore.  I want to help him so badly.  It's hard to know the right direction to go in a new place and in a situation in which I never imagined I would find myself.  I've really had to listen to God's VOICE, praying incessantly.  Less of a get-down-on-your-knees-for-a-specific-prayer-time and more of a throughout-the-day-with-every-breath praying.  God has been speaking, and when I hear, I move forward.  Contacts I have called have been the right ones--the ones that "just so happen" not to have a wait list to be seen.  A doctor who said, "I see 4 yr old boys who get kicked out of preschool all the time, and I can help him."  Amen.  I'm relying on His whisper in my ear.  Which means less of my earbuds playing my iTunes music.  It also means being okay with just feeling His presence inside, which often just pulls tears from my eyes. 

Thank you, Lord, for bringing me to your Word tonight and for reminding me how you have been speaking to me in your still small voice.  Amen.


  1. We miss you Sarah and will certainly be lifting you and the family up in prayer. "Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall." - Ps 55.22 -- Love you guys, Ryan

  2. Praying for you tonight friend. I know how hard it can be when something is happening with our children and we are at a loss for how to help them. Praying that He speaks to you and that you feel His comfort and peace through it all. Blessings.