A Still Small Voice

So you and I ~ Just when we think we’ve got our agendas all thought through and all planned out and all ready to put into action, our ears hear a still small voice and words from Isaiah 56: 8 saying,

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways.”

And so we think twice about that little voice ~ or do we? Do we consider it or brush it off and press forward anyway? Yeah God has spoken Truth into our aggressive souls and into our busy agendas and into our brazen and prideful thoughts once again. Yeah, He brings us back to the reality of His Sovereign rule over us and over all of our ways and yet we’re so quick to turn away and go about our business.

But wait, beautiful you, there’s more beautiful truth for your beautiful soul, found in verse 9. Don’t miss it! It’s so important for us to catch and tuck away into our hearts, for such a time as this.

“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.”

He knows so much more than our small, human minds can even begin to understand. Read on to refresh your memory of how He alone as Creator of heaven and earth, orchestrates the rain and snow to fall from the heavens to water the earth with refreshment and restore with bud and seed for the sower and bread for the eater. In the big picture, He’s got it all. What a brilliant mastermind holds our lives intact.

Tuck that heart knowledge into your pocket for a rainy day when all seems lost. Remember the rainy days might come with a price but they also come with a purpose. Oh, He cares so deeply! He really does! And His word will not return empty but will accomplish what He desires. He Himself, says so in Verse 11. His plan is one of compassion for His people! He has a purpose for His own and a desire to see that purpose fulfilled in our lives. He cares about us and our agendas! Let’s not leave Him on the shelf while we run off outside of His plan with stars in our eyes to make success happen. Let Him in alongside to plan your plan and where He takes you from there will be a refreshingly, beautiful place to be .

“You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills will break forth before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thorn bush will grow the pine. Instead of briers, the myrtle tree will grow.”

Isaiah 55: 11


A Whisper

So let the worries go today. You know God has them but He won’t help you out from under the load of them until you give them over. When our mind is on overload and weighted down with heaps of stuff and a lot of it being only a part of our wildest imaginations, the enemy has you right where he wants you; Weakened and zapped of energy and strength. Defeated and down! You won’t function at peak levels, so beautiful soul, you gotta give it all you’ve got and one more time, aggressively hand it all over to God for keeps this time. Dole ’em out, and hand ’em over! All the struggles, the torment, the pressures, the problem relationships, the impossible employment situations, the sleepless nights, the financial crisis, the kid issue, the health report, that nagging worry that could very well be just a figment of your own imagination, your pet peeves, your jealousy and all that nonsense that just slowly eats away at your peace of mind stealing your joy and robbing you of hope.

So ~ let it go and you, yourself, float right into those ever merciful and loving arms of our Lord, who desires to see you at rest in Him. The One who desires to grace you and love you with His vast and deeper than deep love! You know it,  so act on it and in obedience trust Him for all of it.  Worried, anxious, nervous, on edge? Ask His direction and listen to the still small voice that He speaks from the incidentals and quiet moments that come about within your day.  It will boggle your mind, how He leads in His quiet, “Still small voice” way and at the end of the day when you put your feet up and find peace in your busy soul, you will say “That was God!” and if you listen, you will hear Him say,

“Yes it was! Trust me for tomorrow too!”

“And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.” 1 Kings 19:12

“It stopped, but I could not tell what it was. A form stood before my eyes, and I heard a hushed voice.” Job 4:6

“So he said to me, ‘This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.” Zechariah 4:6