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