He Speaks

Sometimes I wonder how people go through life without knowing God.

I don’t mean that in a judgmental way. I just depend on Him so much that I can’t fathom not having Him in my life. I can’t imagine how quiet and lonely it would be. I believe I would feel hopeless.

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Life is good, don’t get me wrong. But there are also so many challenges and trials; so many questions and worries; so much to work through. Without Him I would be lost.

A few weeks ago, I was just struggling. Struggling with the meaning and purpose of life. Struggling to find motivation for things. I have it SO good and I am so blessed. I just couldn’t shake the deep emptiness in my heart that day. Finally, as I was driving somewhere, I poured out my thoughts to the Lord.

Then He spoke.

It wasn’t audible in the human sense of hearing. No, it was the quiet whisper in my soul. It was certainly something I could ignore if I chose OR if I accepted it, it would bring peace…

He told me that purpose, true purpose, is found in Him. He speaks that purpose out in His Word.

And you know what? I hadn’t been spending any time in His Word or Listening to Him. Truthfully, I had been looking at the world to see what a good purpose would be–in my work as a nurse, in my work as a mother, in my work as a wife, etc. No wonder, my heart was restless.

Then He reminded me of the verse He gave me a few months ago {when I had been wrestling with the same thing:

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners;

To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God;

To comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.

So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.…

Isaiah 61: 1-3

And after I re-read that, my spirit was encouraged. I knew that God had a bigger purpose for me {and you!}.

So much could be said of the mandate in that verse; but today, I write to simply say that I am thankful that my God speaks to me; and gives my heart what it cannot find on it’s own, a peace that surpasses all understanding and a purpose as I walk through life.

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2 thoughts on “He Speaks

  1. My Dear Ali, I read this blog and simply wept. I want to thank you so much for sharing this with me today. My heart was feeling very sad but after reading these thoughts from your heart, I felt peace. Thank you Ali. I love you. Donna and Yes God does have big plans for you, The bible verse he gave you, is YOU.:) You have a special annointing over your life.

  2. I literally read this moments after having a discussion with my husband about listening for God to speak. Such truth in this writing! I read it twice. Thanks for sharing your perspective, Ali.

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