Speechless

“When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, a broken friendship, or a new friendship—when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us.”
Excerpt From: Chambers, Oswald. “My Utmost for His Highest.” 
Almost ten years have passed since she died. Looking back, it seems like only yesterday and then too it seems like a lifetime ago. I can’t believe it has been a decade and just now I am beginning to feel like I have come up for air, whole and healthy. If anyone would have told me it would have taken ten years for God to teach me these lessons, I would have been overwhelmed. Even without knowing, I was speechless. 
Have you ever been speechless? …At that point where you’re utterly dismayed and you haven’t words to express or even ask “why”. Well if you have, there is a reason. When we are speechless we can finally listen. Quietening our minds and closing our mouths, our ears can do their job more efficiently. Before God renders us speechless, we often know it all, we have advice to give & opinions to share. But when God has our attention we finally realize how little we know and it’s at that moment when we truly become teachable and He can instruct. 
If you find yourself speechless, know this, God is about to teach you lessons you could never have learned in your previous state. Allow Him your full attention especially when you don’t understand. 
When we don’t understand our circumstances we often falsely assume that God has forsaken us. But it’s through those dark and confusing moments that He desires to bless us. Just this week I was reading an article by Jon Bloom, co-founder of Desiring God entitled, “Will you wrestle with God?” It was written to challenge our thinking on this paradigm. 
http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/will-you-wrestle-with-god
When things don’t go as we hope it’s easy to assume the worst, but it’s in moments like these that we can and should cling to His promises and remember “that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28

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One thought on “Speechless

  1. Judy Joy says:

    You should write more often,you express yourself so well and it is a blessing to read. Your blog is an inspiration.

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