Deaf Ears?

“I pray to you, O Lord, my rock. Do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you are silent, I might as well give up and die.” Psalms‬ ‭28:1‬ ‭NLT‭‭‬‬

This is from a Psalm of David. When we read these Psalms we know that God never turned a deaf ear to David, but I’m sure as a young man (especially when he was running in fear for his life from King Saul) it probably felt like that a time or two, don’t you think? “God, where are you?!!”

I wonder for those of us, like David, who have ever wondered where God was or why He wasn’t speaking, if perhaps we’ve gotten it backwards. It isn’t that God is not speaking, for He is continuously speaking. It is that we are not tuning in to hear what He is saying.

There is a common phrase throughout the gospels and in the book of Revelation that says “He who has ears to hear…”. Jesus is the only one who ever uses this phrase. Do you think He was trying to tell us this same thing?

I believe He also wanted to let us know that God is always speaking. We have to tune out the noise of the world narrative that is constantly driving fear, pulsating and barraging our physical ears and keeping us too busy and distracted, and instead tune in our spiritual ears to hear His word being spoken in the Heavens – not just to the Church or to the nations or to others, but to us personally.

He has plans for you. Plans bigger and far better than you could ever dream for yourself. Have you heard Him speaking to you yet? He is.

Psalm 27:8 says “When You said ‘Seek My Face’, my heart said to you, ‘Your Face, Lord, I will seek”. That implies a continual seeking, not just a once and done prayer or a penny thrown into a fountain kind of wishful hope. It means we want to purposefully tune in, press hard, dig deep, and exercise our faith, our spiritual muscles, through scripture, praise, prayer, and waiting on Him as He works in our lives and on our behalf.

Don’t give up! He has so much He is waiting to tell you.

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