Hearing Gods Voice in a Season of Uncertainty


“It’s gonna be okay.”

I’ve been having sleep issues lately. I haven’t pinpointed the cause (I promise I’m working on it...)...it could be stress, worry, over-exhaustion, menopause, or the state of the world these days...all good reasons.


Each night that I wake up for a period in the middle of the night or rise up a bit too early in the morning, and thankfully, God meets me exactly where I am and greets me with precisely what I need.

How does He speak to me?

Is it a whisper?

Is it a groan?

Is it in disguise?

Is it loud and clear?

Is it in a song?


What is His voice like?

It is compassionate.

It is intuitive.

It is kind.

It is gentle.

It can be convicting.

It can be instructive.

It can be challenging.

It is reassuring and hopeful.

Here’s what it is not:

Discouraging

Worrisome

Negative

Dishonest

Divisive

Condemning

Shaming

Hurtful

Over the past few weeks, since we sold our house, much of my time and mind space has been consumed (obsessed? worried? fearful?) with searching for our next step. Traveling to new towns, searching Zillow and Realtor.com for home listings, deciding what kind of neighborhood or no neighborhood at all, and finally, we thought we found what we were looking for. As I went to sleep the other night, we were waiting on the results of an offer we made a week before on what we thought was the perfect home for us.

I went to sleep, knowing the answer was coming that next day. I had many friends and family praying for the answer...I was trying to trust that whatever the answer was going to be God’s will for us.

I woke up at 1:30 am, with a song swirling around my head....it was loud and clear and would not stop....the words said, “It’s going to be okay...” The song was “Into the Sea” by Tasha Layton. When I got the realtor call later that morning, letting me know that our offer had been declined and we lost our opportunity to purchase the house, I was disappointed. I was starting to fret and worry that we were going to struggle to find our future home. Then suddenly I remembered the song in the middle of the night. I felt peace and surety that God’s got it all covered. He’s got “something up His sleeve,” as we said in our last blog, and I need to be patient and trust, and be grateful for His assurance (my word of the year) that He will provide the perfect home for us. I felt like He has sung a song over me in the night, to ease my worries and prepare me for what was to come. In Zephaniah 3:17, it says, “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Wow, He really does sing over me! And He loves me and cares about what concerns me. He wants to calm all my fears. I really feel attended to and valued by Him. He wants us to trust Him, lean on Him, listen for, and recognize His voice when He speaks to us. He wants us to be assured that He’s got it ALL. AMEN TO THAT!


Love,

Leslie


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