Wednesday, April 13, 2016

I Didn’t Hear A Thing!



The spring and summer storm season is upon us.  A few nights ago there was a big storm that blew through.  

Bob asked me in the morning, “Did you hear that storm last night?”  

I replied, “No.  I didn’t hear a thing.”   

He said, “The wind was blowing, it was pouring rain and the thunder was so loud.”

In surprise I replied.  “Really?”  Then I pulled back the curtains and looked outside.  Within my view I could see that everything was wet and a few garbage cans were tipped over and tussled around landing far from their owners. 

I slept through it unaware and unaffected by the storm because I didn’t hear a thing.    

There have been many storms in my life that were not weather relate that I wish I could have slept through.  I would have loved to say of those storms…I didn’t hear a thing.  And guess what?  Some of them were of my own making.  Have I shocked you?  I think not! 

I wish I could unhear the cruel words, unsee the cold shoulder and unfeel the pain of rejection that I have both felt and inflicted on others. 

Whatever your present storm is; financial, spiritual, physical or relational the Lord is not sleeping through it.  He isn’t saying in surprise, “I didn’t hear a thing.”

I think of those three little monkeys we remember from our childhood each one covering their eyes, ears or mouth—implying that they don’t see, hear or speak. 

Jesus will never do that with us.    

 The Bible tells us…
19…God has surely listened and has heard my prayer.
20 Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer 
or withheld his love from me!
Psalm 66:19-20 (NIV)

This week if you are in a storm, facing a storm or stepping out of one—rejoice in the truth that Jesus sees, he hears and YES—HE even speaks.  “Peace, Be Still.”


1 comment:

  1. Thank you Bev, Thank you for reminding me that all though I feel unheard like what I say is not important enough or not good enough to sit and listening to my feelings or my word. I am still important to the Lord AND he hears me.

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