Do you hear God?
It’s the question of the century, of all of time.
Satan asked Eve: did God really say that? (Gen. 3:1)
When Moses was in Egypt and had yet to see breakthrough, he asked God: why have you sent me? (Ex. 5:22)
David cried out to the air: How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? (Psalm 13:1)
Zechariah asked: How can I be sure of this? (Luke 1:18)
Over and over again in Scripture, we see great men and women of faith questioning if they heard God.
Curiously enough, most people in Scripture do not doubt if they heard something from God. Moses did not question if the burning bush was speaking to Him. Zechariah did not question if the angel Gabriel spoke to him. David did not doubt if he had been anointed by a prophet of God. Adam and Eve did not question if they had walked in the garden with God and spoken with Him.
The question they are asking is not “Do I hear?” but “Do I hear God?”
Do I hear God - a good God, a strong God, a wise God, a God who cares?
If we hear God and follow what we hear, why are there so many troubles in our life?
If we hear God, why do we feel so unsure?
If we hear God, why don’t our choices that we make with His guidance just make everything right?
Jesus, too, went through many difficult things. And he heard God. Jesus had a clear sense of when it was his time to die and when it was not his time. Yet even still, when he arrived at the cross and was in great distress, Jesus cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
But Jesus was not forsaken. That is the real truth. The story ends with Jesus Christ glorified, conquering death, and sending His Spirit to all of us!
You have not reached the end of your story. God has not forsaken you. Keep going. Keep believing. And know - you DO hear his voice.
Want an encouraging song this week? Steffany Gretzinger’s new song “Oxygen” has great lyrics to meditate on in conjunction with this week’s writing.
Sometimes my very best
is only my weakest yes.
You see strength
in every movement.
About the Author: Allison is a massage therapist and entrepreneur. If she isn't helping people’s bodies on their journey to health, she's probably doing something around Antioch! She loves prayer, worship, and spending time with her roommates, the families around the church, and her lifegroup!