A misunderstanding, an offense, harsh spoken words and suddenly someone’s anger rises to an unexpected level. A knife is grabbed and held high; a scream…then silence. The knife is thrown on the ground and the person runs, runs, runs until he cannot run any longer and he kneels down praying, “Lord what came over me? Please take this temper away! Help me Lord!”
It may not be to this extreme that anger, bitterness, envy, or any other works of the flesh manifest, but it is a battle that is all too familiar. When it does, we feel so unworthy. We find ourselves embarrassed over things we have said or done. Shame, guilt, and grief overwhelm our souls. In those times, our flesh tries to hide from God, but to no avail. It’s only in God that we can hide.
When we cry out to God, we find He is a very present help in trouble. We submit our weaknesses to Him and receive His strength. It’s supernatural and amazing how God touches and changes us. We are in Christ, our hiding place. There is comfort, protection, and deliverance. Instead of the flesh taking over, God takes over, from glory to glory!
Psalms 32:7 “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.”
A couple was trying to decide on the purchase of a house. They had a choice between four different ones. As they inquired of others, they received so many opinions that confusion arose. They even started wondering if they should buy at all. Doubt and fear added to their indecision. This state of mind lasted for a few days until they retreated from all voices and sought God for His wisdom. There, in that still place, God gently spoke to them and showed them the house He wanted for them.
When we go to God first to seek His wisdom, we can rest assured the counsel of others will confirm the leading in our hearts. It’s when we don’t seek Him first, but seek others, that our choices are hindered. We hear God’s answers in the quiet place. The still small voice of God comes gently and we hear it when we are still. God speaks so softly amid all the noise that surrounds us, we can barely detect His voice unless we separate ourselves from our environment.
God is training us to take heed to His Will and calling us into a deeper place of intimacy. Let us tune down all other sounds and stay tuned to His voice, from glory to glory!
1 Kings 19:12 “…and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.”