Too Stressed to Listen

We can be too stressed to listen and hear his voice.

But why the stress? Why the preoccupation with the impossibility of the situation? Isn’t it rooted in an unspoken lack of trust in the One who stands above all things?

And how can we expect to receive counsel and answers, or action and solutions from someone that we don’t trust.

Without faith, it’s impossible to communicate with and relate to God.

And so, the first, biggest, and most crucial assignment in everything we do is to be in the position described in Psalm 131:

“I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.” (Psalm 131)

The child is too simple to be filled with doubt or accusations about the inability of the mother to provide, care, and make sure that everything will work out fine.

We could do with a good dose of that childlike innocence.

When we take the position of the resting, trusting child, we’ll have an open mind to hear his voice.

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