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Signs From Heaven-Don’t Ask-Believe

Psalm 115:9-11 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield. O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

There will be times that God will use natural phenomena to confirm and solidify His guidance and Presence. Gideon is one such case in point about “phenomena” and showing a sign of His Magnificence and Omnipotence.

Judges 6:36-40 is a fine example of “confirmation” of a sign. Gideon was not quite sure that He had heard or understood God clearly, and feeling anxious and fearful, he asked God to give him a sign of some sort, before he led his people into a fierce battle.  So, he requested that God prove he heard correctly by laying out a fleece and asked God to make it sopping wet the next morning while the ground around it remained dry. Come the morning, it was just as he asked of the LORD, sopping wet fleece and surrounding area dry. Gideon still wasn’t satisfied. Therefore, yet again, he wanted another sign from the LORD. His second request was in asking for the fleece to remain dry in the midst of wet grass. Again, God granted him the request.

These requests asked of the Lord by Gideon, were loving gestures of God to prove that he had heard His voice correctly, and that he could safely go to battle, for the LORD was with him. That was all well and good for Gideon, but it really comes down to “trusting” in God. We shouldn’t be asking for “signs” –if we are attentive and readily aware of His Presence, we have signs all around us.

This method worked for Gideon, but it’s not really recommended that a person stipulate or ask for a “sign” from God (Matthew 12:38-39). His Word is enough for a faithful follower, and we must have belief and know that it will happen. We must have faith like the mustard seed (Matthew 17:20). We must leave all of it to the LORD. We have to leave any and all methodology up to Him, for help, guidance, and instructions. And all these things will come to the “trained ear” and to the opening of eyes and obedience to the LORD.

There may be times in your life where you are hearing God and you might think what you’re hearing or feeling is uncomfortable and not aligning with how you usually work. Well, that is fine, because God knows better. He knows His plans for you, and they are always for good and purpose according to His will. Think of the other sign He gave Gideon, in which men shall be lapping up water like animals with their tongues (Judges 7:4-7). It sounded strange to Gideon’s ears, yet the LORD gave Him detailed instructions, and so it was done, and Gideon had yet another faithful sign from above.

God is real and He is our refuge and strength, a very present help at all times (Psalm 46:1-2) and we are to trust Him fully and completely. Repeatedly in Scripture, God calls us to remain faithful to Him without regard to whether we will succeed. Our genuine trusting in God equates to we follow Him, wherever He leads us and do whatever He directs us to do. Perhaps Job the biggest and most infamous of all in Scripture, continuously enduring endless slings and arrows of life, but He always trusted in God. He never relented in His unwavering faith, openly praising the LORD while remaining humble throughout the entire book of Job. God finally rewards him at the end, with more than he had prior to his losses. The end results came from faith, dedication, and diligence in seeking His face. Job trusted God fully, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him” (Job 13:15).

In everything we do look up, trust and never give in to doubts or misapprehensions about the LORD, that is the enemy whispering in your ear, trying to pull you from the LORD and His goodness. When we stand firm, feet planted solidly in His foundation, we will gain great rewards while here on earth, and afterwards in the Eternity.

“Father, thank You for Your Word, promises, love and guidance, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”

About C D SWANSON

C D SWANSON is an Author and freelance writer, a contributor to various websites, a member of Faithwriters, and has a website. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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2 comments

  1. Loved reading this solid encouragement this morning Camille. The exhortation to trust Him is pivotal to our faith and growth. Thank you

  2. Thank you, Jennifer, so glad you enjoyed it and found it encouraging.
    Trust, I believe is really a vital component to faith, yes.
    God Bless~

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