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The Wonders I See On The Way

Sunlight, People, Girl, Woman, Walking

Back in March when stress levels around me were rising, anxiety and fear and confusion, I knew exactly who the best person to speak to was.

Throughout the year, I have talked to Him more and more. Many times a day I talk from the heart. I have often poured out my feelings. I have asked for help to understand what was going on around me. More importantly, I have listened. It astonishes me that everything is right there, in the scriptures, written thousands of years ago, yet shining a bright light on world events occuring right now.

Walk, Coat, Female, Lonely Woman, Windy

I am praying more than ever. Praying in a lovely way. Talking about all I hope for the human family and the earth. Asking for a calm heart strength so that I can help people at work. Asking my Creator to remember every detail of the people we lose. Expressing my gratitude for how much wonderful is all around me.

A lady who used to meet me and talk to me about the Bible showed me a song that her little girl would sing over and over. It is charming. It has also been a song that I have frequently sung to myself as I walk to work. It gives my heart a lift and helps me to be prepared for whatever the day will bring. It has helped to protect my thinking and emotions. It has directed my attention to the one person who has the power and desire to heal mankind.

Of Course He Will Hear

Surely, every voice matters! I don’t think I have ever doubted that. I would not like to think that anyone would believe their voice does not matter.

silent murmursI don’t feel I have to shout louder than others to be heard. For I am heard. Even the silent murmurs of my heart are heard. My secret whispers are listened to. Angry people say He does not exist. Alrighty. He still listens to my voice and makes it clear how much He cares. Again and again I am touched by the responses to my inward outcries. So many beautiful gestures proving to me that I am not alone and that someone is deeply concerned with the challenges I face and is rooting for me.

romance 1Have you have ever been in a romantic relationship in which your partner is deeply interested in you, ever attentive to your likes and preferences and delights in showing you that he has been paying attention and listening? Your favourite flower? Your favourite food? Your favourite song? He notices them all. When you are sad or down hearted he knows it and seeks a way to cheer your heavy heart. You don’t have to find the words, because he knows you so well. He knows what you need.

listenCountless times, I have felt a deeply personal response to something I had chosen not to share with anyone else. There is someone who does not even need me to use my voice, to speak my words aloud. He reads my heart, He knows my disquieting thoughts, He pays attention and He answers.

What I am aware of though, is that if there is one voice that is more important than all other voices – it is His. I went all the way to the opposite side of the planet – to Australia. And when I murmured silently in my heart, two women approached me and offered me a pamphlet. It happened to be the perfect answer to what was weighing on my heart at that moment. I need to listen more closely, more carefully to Him. Because there is no doubt that to Him, my voice matters.

 – Inspired by Psalm 116:1,2 / Psalm 4:3