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Lord, give me a quiet heart that does not ask to understand, but confident steps forward in the dark guided by your hand. – Elizabeth Elliot

My word of the year for 2021 was “Silence” (which came hot on the heels of 2020’s, “Listening” – I guess God decided I didn’t get the memo the first time).

Needless to say, the concept of silence has become one of deep reflection for me for a while and I just now feel like I am barely scratching the surface. I’m almost sad 2021 is ending soon, but what better way to honor these two life-changing years on a life-changing lesson than to share a few of the things that I have learned.

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Discernment, Quiet and Listening to God, When life is Hard

When it Feels Like God is Silent…

What are we supposed to think when God is silent? If He truly loved us wouldn’t He speak? We are seeking desperately for answers, for encouragement, for consolation… and yet we are met with quiet. Why? Did I do something wrong? Does He not love me? Does He not care? Is He even listening?

Some of our darkest moments happen when we feel far from God, or rather that He feels far from us.

Prayer, Quiet and Listening to God, Relationship with God

4 Pillars of an Unshakable Relationship with God

My undeniable and unshakable relationship with God is the only thing that gets me through my day. It is the only thing that keeps me going in my current season and in our family’s current state of uncertainty. People call us crazy. No one understands. (If you are interested in more of our story, click here). But, it doesn’t matter. People thought the apostles were crazy and Christ was unaccepted in his hometown (Mark 6:3).

Every time we seek validation or comfort outside of Him, it only serves to stir up the waves. Seeking validation outside of Him merely causes us to waiver in what we know is right. But, when we come back to Him, the peace He offers is deep. It is abiding. It is true. It is guilt free. It doesn’t matter if nothing makes sense in the world’s eyes, He is asking for more. He is asking for everything. He is asking for our widow’s mite (Mark 12:41-44), our 5 loaves and 2 fish so that he can multiply them (John 6:8). He is asking for complete and total faith, trust and abandon to divine providence.

It doesn’t matter if it looks like what God is asking from you sounds crazy, what matters is whether or not your relationship with Him is strong enough to believe that He can make miracles with your littleness.

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