silence

Hearing God requires that you listen to him

when you can’t hear God

The Main Points:

  • You may not be hearing God because you’re not truly listening!

  • You may be ignoring what God’s already told you.

    • Perhaps because you’re afraid, or, like Jonah, you don’t like what he’s said to do.

    • Or maybe you think it’s not God talking to you. Perhaps because you don’t think he still speaks (he does: Ephesians 1:17, 1 Corinthians 14:26, Galatians 2:1-2…he gives his people revelations!) or because you don’t understand how he speaks.

  • You may not be leaving God room to speak.

  • How you can start to truly listen for God’s voice:

    • Read Scripture slowly and with an eye to be changed.

    • Treat prayer like a conversation. Ask questions and listen for answers.

    • Use a journal to record your prayers and what God is saying and doing.

    • Be open to what God may be saying.

    • Test everything against Scripture, because God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

    • Do what God says!

  • Action Step: Having given thanks for God’s past faithfulness, and having confessed and turned from your sin, set aside no less than a 1/2 hour every day to spend reading your Bible, praying, and listening for what God wants to say to you.


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What to do when you can't hear God

Text to Read: Psalm 22 NIV

What to do when you can’t feel God

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The Main Point:

  • In your soul’s darkest hour, the past illuminates the way forward.

Action Step:

  • Begin a journal to keep a record of God’s faithfulness (even in the smallest ways) that you can refer back to in the dark night of the soul.

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