How God Used a Book to Speak

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God speaks to us in many different ways. Most of the time it isn’t a big booming voice or writing in the sky. Instead in my experience, it’s a little nudge or a little gentle thought that I should do something. Or thorough songs; having a song on the radio play at the exact time I needed it.  But God can use anything to speak to use if we’re willing to listen.

Even a fictional book.

It was during my parents divorce. I has just become a serious Christian about three months prior

And at that time, everything felt like it was spiraling out of control. I thought I couldn’t trust my mother anymore and that I had to take care of the house because no one else would.  (What I didn’t know at the time is that my mother was supporting all five of siblings by herself but that’s a story for another time.)

But I wasn’t doing the best job at it…

I kept praying, God why does it hurt so much? Why does it have to be like this? I just started following you and know I’m thrown into this?

And then one day I was reading a book. It wasn’t a very special book. Just a very old copy of one of my favorite series, High Hurdles (Which by the way I highly recommend Awesome books!)

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And I can’t remember why, but in the book the grandmother wrote this verse for the main character in the book.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

After I read that part something just clicked.

Things might be stressful right now. But it will be okay because I can trust that God has it in his hands.

To me it might feel like my life is spiraling out of control. But I can trust God has it in his hands.

I can trust that Jesus will bring the right people into my life. I can trust that he died for me and rose from the dead.

And I can trust that he loves me more than I can every imagine.

How do feel God speaks to you? Have you every had something just suddenly ‘click’?

-Rebekah

(Also would you like to see more posts like this? About things that happened in my life?)

 

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25 thoughts on “How God Used a Book to Speak

  1. This is a great post, Rebekah. I have to agree with you in that it is hard sometimes to trust God because we either want things now and we are impatient or something has happened in our lives and we ask God “Why?”. Trust is something that every Christian goes through so I completely understand.

    Trusting in God is something that we should continue to work on as we go through our lives. For me, I feel that God speaks to me through people and it has helped me get a better understanding of who He is and each time; it helps to keep my focus on Him.

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  2. Isn’t is amazing how the Lord gives us exactly what we need, at the right time, using the right tool? One of my biggest hurdles as a Christian is realizing that for quite some time I trusted the Lord for this and that, but I never really trusted Him. My attitude/actions depended heavily on answered (yes) prayers. I didn’t do so well with the ‘no’ prayers. 😢

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  3. I think posts like these will definitely be inspirational to many ❤ I have to say I love your feature image. I've been considering doing something similar because it makes the feature image look really nice 🙂 I'm so glad God used this book to speak to you and help you understand. Your relationship with Him helped draw you close, and when we are close we hear things from God we may not have previously picked up. ❤

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  4. God is always speaking to us. The only issue is that most times we are too busy to slow down to listen. I am glad you found peace by Him speaking to you through this book. For me God speaks to me by impressing things in my spirit, through his word, my kids, circumstances of life, audibly (very very rarely) and through people. Blessings to you!

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  5. I know exactly what you mean by it clicking. Sometimes it will just be some ordinary thing, but then I think, “Was that you telling me something, Lord?” The Bible does say He speaks in a still, small voice 😊
    Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed this post.

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