Monday, January 28, 2013

Quiet Moments With God -- Only He Knows

During my quiet time this morning, the Lord spoke to me gently, leading me as he always does closer to Himself. Though I seek after Him, often times He's not the first one I go to when I'm in need or when I'm fearful--when I'm ill--when I'm confused. I am too quick to seek out the support and counsel of a friend or family member, and God becomes an afterthought. Seeing the truth here on the page makes me cringe. even though I believe it is a weakness common to mankind.

Years ago, while enduring a great hardship and bravely clinging to the Lord, my sister said, "Sometimes I just need someone with skin." 

That is a truth. Sometimes a person with a loving heart and open arms is just what we need. But people can't always be there for us. And no matter what the circumstance, we always need the Lord. And we need Him first.

He's the only one who truly knows our heart, our suffering, our need. No  man can know absolutely. Psalm 139:1-4 says, "O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I'm far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord."

And Psalm 6:7-9 says, "My vision is blurred by grief; my eyes are worn out because of all my enemies. Go away, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard my weeping. The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer."

And so knowing that God speaks only truth I am left with this question -- "Why do we go to men when we have God?" 

He knows us completely. He is the only one who is always there for us. He's the only one who listens and hears our every word. He is the only one who will never let us down.

If we seek God first, our life will be better. In Him there is wisdom, knowledge and peace.

Why do you think we stumble along on our own, leaving God out? Is it unbelief? Could it be rebellion? Maybe we don't really want to know the answer? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Sometimes it busyness. Just forgetting to stop, seek Him, and listen.

    Sweet post.

  2. So true, Tammy. I think busyness is a convenient tool for the enemy. And our society is getting busier. We need to slow down and smell the roses.

    Ah, I love roses. I can't wait until mine are blooming again this summer.

    Bless you.