Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A gentle breeze

Yesterday, I really wanted to hear God. I feel like lately the harder I try, the more I fail at it. Like my human effort is null and void.

Why is God silent with us sometimes? Or is he?

Yesterday, I took a walk to get the mail. It was a surprisingly warm, breezy day for February. I was taking advantage for some fresh air and to get out of the house (other than for business or errands).
I was conversing to God. NO, crying out. Okay, there was some why's and groaning. But, In Exodus 15:20-27, Moses cried out when the Israelites complained because the water they found after 3 days in the wilderness was bitter and everyone was thirsty. God delivered. 

Like when my two year old cries from his toddler bed, "daaaadee" because he has lost his binkies. And, dad delivers.

A storm was brewing from the the West and so the temperature dropped, the sun hidden by looming clouds, and as I approached the house I just stayed in the garage and wept. 

A gentle breeze touched my cheek and pushed my hair out of my face. 
I just listened. I enjoyed the silence.

I didn't hear God's audible voice, but somehow I felt His presence. 
And that was enough.

Last night during a bible study with hubby, we learned a name for God I haven't heard of, Yahweh Rophe (yah-WEH ro-FEH) or the Lord Who Heals.

We could use some of His healing in our household right now. Not just physical either. I believe I experienced that yesterday. A bit of healing as I wept to Him in the silent storm that was brewing.

Yahweh Rophe, thank you.


  1. This is heartachingly beautiful. May healing continue to fill your house, may you feel the Healer around you always.

    1. Thank you so much for your prayer and kind words.

  2. blessings on you ... He has planted you here and I'm looking forward to seeing you bloom!

  3. I will pray that God gets you your binkies :)

  4. Oh, Dionne, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who has cried in my garage. And awed to be reminded that God lingers long in our broken places (and doesn't mind hanging out in our garages!). Praying healing over you and yours. May Yaweh Rophe strengthen you in the days ahead! Love your honesty.

  5. It IS hard sometimes to be patient and wait... I definitely know this too.

    Remember: those who wait on the Lord renew their strength and they will soar on wings like eagles. Romans 40:31.
    Just wait.

    Lifting you up in prayer now!


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