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God Speaks Quietly

    Have you ever heard a quiet voice
    deep down within your being,
    A voice so soft, still, and calm,
    it stops and sends fear fleeing?

    It comes in times of trouble,
    when things appear most grim,
    Other times it comes for no other reason,
    than to let us know it comes from Him.

    God tells us things so simply stated
    it's hard to misunderstand,
    Yet the things He speaks go against the flesh
    but exposes His loving hand.

    He sometimes gives us answers,
    for which we desperately seek,
    Other times He gives the words,
    He wants us to earnestly speak.

    Have you ever been utterly confused
    not knowing which way to go,
    Then suddenly the choice becomes so clear,
    you wonder how you didn't know?

    Has there ever arisen a crisis,
    leaving you anxious with an unresolved need,
    Only to have things suddenly go into reverse,
    and from the crisis you're freed?

    Not only does God speak to us
    in His still, small voice,
    He actively moves to accomplish His will,
    giving us reason to rejoice.

    That soft, calm voice has given me peace
    each time I've been overwhelmed by fear,
    When I listen closely He always speaks
    the exact words I need to hear.

    And when I find myself in trouble,
    He always hears my unspoken plea,
    He comes in and sets things right,
    and His perfect will I'm able to see.

    I'm in a crisis as I sit and write this,
    and it's totally beyond my control,
    The circumstances are overwhelming,
    yet there's peace inside my soul.

    No matter what the outcome,
    there's one thing I'm certain of,
    I've heard the quiet voice of God,
    assuring me of His love.

    � 2001 Kathi Toups

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