Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | October 16, 2017

Dismissing The Shouts of The Enemy

“Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Isaiah 26:4 (ESV)

 

I would love to say I always have amazing faith and unshakeable trust, but then I wouldn’t be truthful.  We all go through moments when our faith and trust are put to the test.  Times when the doubts scream louder than the still small voice of God.  Experiences that rock us to the core.  Challenges that invite fear and independent thinking.  Shaky ground that questions all we’ve ever known to be true.

Interesting that in those moments, Satan’s doubts seem to shout loudest.  It’s no wonder we often lose sight of God’s voice.  God’s sweet assurance whispers.  I love that because in order to whisper anything, the whisperer has to draw close to the person.  Imagine that – Satan at a distance screaming at us; God close to us gently encouraging, guiding and leading us.

Not a doubt in my mind that we need to hear His still, small whisper right now. Echoing His love and faithfulness to us.  Love the closeness of our God who never moves away from us. He is ever present in our lives from now and through all eternity – we will never be out of His sight, reach or whisper.

Don’t know about you, but I am encouraged by the promise that God encircles me and draws me under His wing.  I find comfort in knowing that despite all the mess, drama and noise in our lives, God still loves the closeness of relationship with us.  Quiet sweet places found when we abide close to Him and linger to hear His voice.  Dismissing the shouts of the enemy.  Hushing our own voice. Listening..lingering…zeroing in on the words from One who desires our complete trust.

Doubts, fears and questions will always rise to the surface in the face of testing. But sweet friend we can be bold and courageous if we place our trust securely in God.  Uncertainties may surround us but we can hold on tight to the One who has it all under control – God alone is our refuge and strong tower – and He doesn’t have to shout to prove it.

 

“Father, asking You to quiet our souls, still our voices and remove the distractions so we can hear Your still small voice.

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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