Learning to listen to His voice

As I started to gather my thoughts on what my post would be this week, I felt nudge to listen to a podcast, which then directed me to Psalm 46. And then as I read Psalm 46, and as I started to format the idea of a writing around Psalm 46, I heard, “Let My words be your words.”  I’m not sure why, but I’m following the Spirit’s prompting…and my hope is this is for you. 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.


Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.


There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy place where the most High dwells. God is within her, she will not fall


God will help her at break of day.  Nations are in an uproar, kingdoms fall; he lifts his voice, the earth melts.


The Lord Almighty is with us, the God of Jacob is our fortress. 


Come and see what the Lord had done, the desolation he has brought on earth


He makes the wars cease to the ends of the earth.


He breaks the bow and shatters the spear, he burns the shields with fire.


He says, “Be still and know that I am God;


I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”


The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.


Are you knowing Him in the stillness, friend? His miracles are around you in each and every moment, and more than anything, He wants you to take hold of all that He has for you now, in this very moment.

What is He whispering to you to right now?



19 thoughts on “Learning to listen to His voice

  1. Hi Lynn,
    These photos are just beautiful! Is it Canada where you are from? I’m reading this as I sit home waiting for the hurricane to hit tonight. Feeling nervous since I remember 3 that hit here 12 years ago and it was quite frightening to hear the wind howling around you and it’s pitch black inside and out since the power is out. These words you’ve penned here may just be for me. “God is our refuge and strength . . . ” especially in the time of trouble. I’m grateful for your words! And I wanted to answer your question about pumpkin spice coffee you wrote on my blog yesterday — it’s Dunkin’ Donuts brand that sells it — and you’re right — the pumpkin syrup is too sweet! Thanks for these words, friend! xoxo


    1. I wondered that Valerie, if Psalm 46 is for those readers about to endure that storm that rages on your coast. Honestly, I really want to WRITE my own words but keep hearing…wait. And yes, those photos were taken in Jasper, Alberta, Canada which is about a 4 hour drive west for me in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. And the Rockies are my happy place. I’m not even sure we have a Dunkin’ Donuts as Tim Horton’s kind of took over that whole donut/coffee thing in Canada! But will look. Praying for all of you. Yes, even if the mountains tremble, He is our strength and refuge. I’m learning more and more about how I can live in His place even while here in this time of flesh. Praying for you and all that there will be peace, maybe even a miracle or two, while in the storm.


  2. Hi Lynn.
    I read that verse this morning during my quiet time and was evening contemplating writing a post on it….haha
    It’s so relevant at this time.

    This passage of scripture spoke to me and strengthened me. In a time where everything is being shaken we should be looking to God. He is the One who is unshakable, unmoving!
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on a very strong passage of scripture!



  3. Lynn, what a beautiful post. And your pictures? Absolutely stunning. Vs 10 of this psalm has been on my heart since I was a high schooler attending church camp. “Be still and know that I am God” was burned onto a wooden sign at the beginning of The Trail of Silence.

    Thank you for sharing this psalm the way you did, and the pictures as you did. I’m moved.

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  4. God speaks to us in different ways. He obviously speaks to you through nature. Thank you Lynn for sharing pictures of God’s amazing creations. (-: Ker


    1. Thanks for dropping by Ker. I was reading the other day how brain scientist have proven images of nature are vitamins and medicine to our mental health. The Spirit draws us to His perfect design in nature to remind us we are also part of that perfect design and illustrates His words so well, ‘Be still.’ I believe!


  5. Hi Lynn! I saw the last image on FB, and it was stunning then, as well as now. And I really loved the blue berries too.
    God’s words should be our words, I know that. Good thing he speaks in so many ways, in Word, in his Son, in nature, and in each other. I loved your words today, inspired by the Psalms. It sure does seem that nature speaks God’s truths and peace to you.

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