July 25, 2023
He Whispers To Us
August 23, 2022 | Mitchell Mace
What do I say when in the midst of medical turmoil within my own family?
All I can do to answer that is to turn to the Living Word of our Lord God. Therein lies all of the answers we ever may need, or will ever seek. He knew all our questions before we were ever created. And He has provided all of the answers either within the Word of the Bible, or through His methods of speaking to us. All we need to do is stop, be quiet, and listen for His whispers.
Unexpected major medical emergencies can be some of the most testing situations we may ever face. They can bring about not only stress, worry, fear, anger, sadness, and so many other strong feelings, but also can bring about hope, love, praise, joy, and especially a closer relationship with our loved ones and with our Lord God Himself. Why is that?
The answer lies in 1 Corinthians 1:27 … “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.” (NKJV)
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NKJV) says, “If My people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
By using the weak to shame the mighty, He helps to humble the mighty, if they are willing to listen and seek Him. This allows Him to work His wonders through His grace, His mercy, and His unending love in our lives. This allows Him to work through us for His glory. This allows Him to whisper to us in whichever ways He chooses.
For me, I tend to find His whispers in music. I may know a song word by word; yet He will use that song at the right time to speak the words I need to hear to deliver His message to me. Three such songs are among my favorites and have delivered His messages to me recently while my wife has been in the hospital for an extended stay. “Eye of the Storm” by Ryan Stevenson, “Fires” by Jordan St. Cyr, and “Help Is On The Way” by TobyMac are these songs.
“Fires” struck my heart as He convicted me for my feelings during times of trouble. The words are, “I remember how You told me I could trust You completely, So why am I doubting When You proved that You’d fight for me?” It struck me, and helped me refocus so that I could open my ears again to His messages. The next day, “Eye of the Storm” gave me the words, “In the eye of the storm, You remain in control,” even “When the solid ground is falling out from underneath my feet.” Then, as my wife and I both sat confused at what the doctors were doing, or not doing, “Help Is On The Way” reminded me, “I heard your heart, I see your pain.” And, “He’s in the darkness, He’s in the cold … He’s never early, no never late, He’s gon’ stand by what He claim.”
Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV) reads, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”
This sword of His pierced into my heart, it opened my eyes when I began to doubt, and helped me to again listen to His messages, no matter where they may come from. It helped me to remember (and to witness His wondrous works) that help IS on the way. Nothing is greater than Him. His will shall prevail so long as we allow Him to perform His works in our lives.
So remember … “I’ll walk through these fires, ‘Cause You’re walking with me.”