It Brings Perspective
We need the Lord to speak to us so that we get his perspective when we feel like we’re drowning. We’re not. We never are. We are already overcomers. Jesus has already overcome. Hearing His voice is vital. We can take all the facts and the realities of whatever we’re facing and hear His perspective on it. He can remind us He’s already won.
It’s Life Giving
The Lord appeared to us in the past,[a] saying:Jeremiah 31:3 NIV
“I have loved you with an everlasting love;
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
I want to hear His voice. It’s loving and kind. It brings life. He’s always seeking a relationship as a loving father.
He has Answers
‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’Jeremiah 33:3 NIV
We can say, “I don’t know what’s going on with my kids. I don’t know what to make for dinner. I don’t know how to deal with the scary dreams they’re having. God, what do I do?”
We have a promise right here, “Call to me and I will answer you.”
It works best for me if I write my question. I start writing whatever comes to mind, even if it’s only a word. More usually comes as I get started.
The very fact that the enemy is working hard against you shows that you’re making forward movement for the Kingdom. The enemy has limited resources. Why would he waste them?
If we are in a place of only hearing what the media is saying or what our surroundings and circumstances are telling us we can get pretty discouraged. Things look pretty dark.
If we hear the voice of the Lord we remember His promises and His perspective. There is good stuff happening.