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Wait and Listen

I received an email from a blogging friend who wanted to send an encouraging word. She is going through a dry spell with her spirituality and came across this beautiful poem at just the perfect time that reassured her that God is always near and hears our cries, doubts and questions. I believe that God loves to pay it forward and used her as a vessel to get this message to me. I am in my own season where I find myself struggling in some areas with confusion and wanting to hear God with some decisions I am up against lately. I know that God brings "seasons in our lives" for a reason and He will see us through them. I trust that these are refining times......and although it can be painful, scary and frustrating......we will come out purer and wiser and ready for the next place God wants us. I plan on sharing a little more of my "season" soon, but for now I will leave you with this inspirational poem I was so blessed to receive.

How gentle the voice of my Father, so dear
As He calls to me quietly, to sit with Him here;

"Wait and Listen say not a word
How can I speak, if My voice can’t be heard?

Sometimes I have spoken, your mind far away;
Yet you heard not one word that I tried to say.
Then came the moment, something went wrong,
I heard you cry; “God where have you gone?”

Many times I’ve watched, walking silently along
For it’s in your weakness; that I’ll make you strong.
I long for you to seek Me with all of your heart;
The ways that I showed you - from them don’t depart.

My child when you called Me, upon bended knee
Believe all My Son told you and you will receive.
For in the quiet moments when we are alone;
Is when, my child - My truth I’ll make known.

So much I long to tell you, to make your way clear;
To guide and protect you - for I hold you so dear.
So come and rest in the warmth of My arms,
I promise to hold you and all of your fears calm.

I see your tears and hear the praise from your lips
It’s My hands that gently touch, your fingertips.
So when you cry; “Father, where have you gone?”
Remember my child - I was there all along.

Listen… Wait… Listen my child, say not a word;
For then, only then… can My voice be heard.

Author – Priscilla Van Sutphin

I hope you have a beautiful weekend....


PS. I would like to ask you to keep a dear friend in prayer.....she just lost her baby at 25+ weeks yesterday and I cannot imagine what she is going through. Please pray for Katina, Royce and their family.


Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this encouraging word sweetie. I will be praying for your dear friends, bless their precious hearts.

Mich said...

beautiful words...


natalee said...

Im praying for katina and royce...all my love

ransom33 said...

Hi Michelle,

So sorry to hear about your friend.

My prayers are with them and with you.

God bless you


Heart2Heart said...


Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem with all of us and prayers are going up for this hurting family for comfort and strength in their pain.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh how beautiful! May we remember to stop and spend time in His presence always. Thank you for this sweet reminder. Praying my friend!

Kendra Lee said...

The waiting and listening can be the challenge... And having time to wait and listen... which doesn't make sense, because it's the MOST important thing, but often what gets shortened because of 'running'.

Making some choices this week to have more time quiet before Him.

Praying for your friend. Heartbroken!!

wife.mom.nurse said...

I love that poem...perfectly written.

Praying for your friend. Such a tragedy!

christy rose said...

What a beautiful poem Michelle!
I will pray for your friends for sure. I can not even imagine losing a baby after 25 weeks. I have experienced miscarriage before 8 weeks and that was difficult enough. Lifting you up in prayer today too.


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