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  • Stephanie Hanouw

Are You Ready to Listen?

"The plans I have for My children are perfect in each life."

Before you read this loving message, I want you to know that your heavenly Father cares for you and about the things that weigh heavy on your heart. The following is His response to my distraught meltdown concerning a conflict with a desire in an area my life.

"Are you ready to listen?" He asked after I had poured out my complaint from the depths of my heart. (I wasn't. I prayed in tongues for a while and finally settled down.)

"I'm ready now, Lord," I said. He was quick to respond.

"The plight of my children are of primary importance to Me. They cry out and moan over disappointment, pain, fear, and inconvenience. I hear their cries. I hear your cries. The plans I have for My children are perfect for each one. As husband and wife, they become one flesh, one unit. My plans for that marriage of two is one plan which, when surrendered to Me, benefits each individually and as one flesh. Only through My will can this be accomplished. Both for one, one for both. Each must trust Me to the uttermost."

"As for a change of _______ (you put your specific detail in there), seek My will and My timing. My way will make the process so much more efficient and easy. Include Me in your planning and you will be keenly aware of My way for you. Leave Me out and your wheels will spin and get you nowhere. Do not fret. It is wasted energy and tiring [for you]. Trust your Lord to have your best interests in mind. I know the plans I have for you, plans to give you a future and a hope. I have told you that I have 'something better'. You will see. Do you trust Me with this?"

My response: "I trust, but not completely - not so much that I have peace. Help me to trust You with it 'til peace and faith come and increase".

"That is right. Trust Me until peace comes, until joy comes, until the assurance that I am able and willing comes. I love you, My Child. You have nothing to fear but fear itself. I am FOR you not against you. My plans for you are good. Walk in obedience as I direct you. Keep a watchful eye and a hearing ear. Be aware of even My whispers. Choose to trust. Choose to obey. I hold the best in store for you. I love you. I have spoken!" (01/03/2023)

A loving, heavenly father's response, not like an earthly father's response that often times falls short of the love and wisdom we need at the time. I would encourage you to present your problems and challenges to Him and listen to His response. Expect it. He cares about that which concerns you according to Psalm 138:8. See what you think, and believe that as His child, you matter!

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