The Psalmist states, “To you I call, O LORD my Rock; do not turn a deaf ear to me. For if you remain silent, I will be like those who have gone down to the pit,” Psalm 28:1.
David declares the critical difference that a listening God makes in our lives–it puts us on a totally different tragectory than those who do not follow after God. As stated here, if God doesn’t respond to our “call”, we will be like all the others that “have gone down to the pit.”
There are three parts to the above statement:
- We call.
- God listens.
- God communicates.
This, of course, is not news to us. We know these things! However, what we may have overlooked in the “equation” is how desperately we need to hear God’s voice. If we fail to hear from God, we default to a pathway on which godless people tread. We will “be like those who have gone down to the pit.” So call out to Him, know that He hears you (especially when you feel like He’s absent), and listen closely to how He responds.
God speaks in many ways…
- His Word
- Whispers–those easily overlooked directives and thoughts He places in your mind
- Through godly people
- Divine appointments
- Unscripted opportunities
- Health or non-health (our bodies tell us things on God’s behalf…)
- An infinite number of other ways, too
So, call to Him, know He hears, and listen very closely to what He speaks in return. It makes ALL the difference.