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, September 5, 2014

Five Minute Friday - Whisper

Today is the day that I love.  I get to join with a bunch of other women who love to write just as much as I do.  I hope you take a minute to join us over at Kate's place and leave your own five minutes of joy with the rest of us.  Today's prompt is:


Many years ago, I found a scripture that I love with all my heart. It is found 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
Sometimes, our lives can be hard. We cry out to the Lord and want Him to answer with a shout, or at least a talking voice. We want desperately to know that He hears us and that He knows us and that He will take the burden from us. We want Him to punish those who hurt us or who hurt others. We want Him to fix it all. To somehow make it not hurt anymore. We want Him to be a fixer of all pain, a healer of all hurts and we want it right now.

I have had to learn that the Lord doesn’t usually shout at us. His voice doesn’t roar. It is a very small whisper of hope. And if we are not paying attention, it is drowned out in the noise of everything else around us. It becomes nearly impossible to hear.

Sometimes, in my heart, the Lord is so real to me that I can’t believe I don’t hear Him all the time. I can’t believe that I allow the noise of all the things that aren’t important to drown out the whispers of everything that is most important. I have learned that the Lord doesn’t stop whispering to His children, we simply stop listening to that still small voice.

He loves us. He wants us to know that. He knows your face. He knows your name. He knows exactly what you need. I have found that I am more willing to listen when my heart is aching; when my future seems uncertain; when I have tears upon my cheeks. His whispers bring me comfort and help me to change; they bring me peace in the turmoil of the world.

Hope whispers whenever we have difficulties; whenever we face trials and adversity. Hope whispers with a gentle touch and a heavenly breath. His is always the voice of Hope. He would never whisper discouragement or anger. He whispers hope, peace, love and trust. He whispers kindness. He whispers, every single day, He whispers.

Now it is your turn.  What can you write in just five minutes?  Don't forget to link up over at Kate's Place.  


  1. I just responded to Kate's prompt with a prayer and now I have read your post. It seems you have shared He will do that which I have asked Him to do.

  2. Oh, how I love this: " It is a very small whisper of hope." And this, how true it is : "And if we are not paying attention, it is drowned out in the noise of everything around us." I write, so often, on paying attention, and yet I miss so many whispers. I'm thankful for writing, which helps me pay attention. And for the words of others, like these, which help my eyes to see.

  3. You are so right....with all the noise constantly surrounding us it is so hard to hear God's voice...I think that is why Jesus so often went away from the crowds, alone to spend time with his Father.