When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Friday, October 22, 2010

God Whispers

One of my favorite scriptures of all time is actually found in the Old Testament. It is in: 
1 Kings 19:11-12

And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake:
And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
I love the fact that the Lord is found after all the other loud and obvious choices.  It reminds me that God is found in the still small voice.  It reminds me that God doesn't shout, He whispers.

God Whispers
by Patricia A Pitterle

 A child,
Alone in the night.
A face in the window glass,
No comfort in sight.
A quiet prayer
Hastily said
With eyes tight shut
And heart pounding.
God whispers
To her soul.
Finally, gratefully,
Peace fills her heart and
She slips quietly into sleep.

A young woman,
Struggling to find
Answers to her questions
In a world full of
doubts and fears.
A pleading prayer
That she might know
She is loved
Quietly uttered
Behind closed doors.
God whispers
His subtle words
Into her heart
She knows He is there
And feels His gentle peace.

A woman grown
Struggling to find 
His voice
In a world overwhelmed
With noise and confusion.
She drops to her knees
In heartfelt prayer
Seeking to know
that He is there.
She turns to her scriptures
And finds His words.
God whispers
Quietly into the darkness
Leading her in the direction
Of His peace.

We come,
Each and every one,
 To find the answers 
For our troubles.
We seek Him
In the mountains of trial
And the valleys of despair.
His voice is not a loud one.
It can be easily overcome
with worldly noises
that get in the way.
But God whispers
His words to our hearts
If only we will ask, listen,
 And hear Him.


  1. Hi, Patti! I'm visiting from the giraffe tribe. I love the verses you share in this post and the poem you wrote to go with. What a sweet blog you have! Blessings!

  2. Patty Ann... your poem is beautiful! :D It gets me all choked up. *sniffle *sniffle

  3. Thank you so much to both of you. I wrote it last night. The idea was just there and so, I decided to share. I am so glad that you liked it. Thank you for visiting!

  4. Something that I most definitely need to remember. Thanks!