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I Can’t Hear You

The Watered Soul: I Can’t Hear You

Aug 25, 2010

I Can’t Hear You

image: Hear No Evil, See No Evil

I included the NLT version of the scripture on the photo but I also like how the Message paraphrases it.

But I'm deaf and mute to it all,
      ears shut, mouth shut.
   I don't hear a word they say,
      don't speak a word in response.
   What I do, God, is wait for you,
      wait for my Lord, my God—you will answer!  Psalms 38:13-15

There are times in life when it’s necessary to turn a deaf ear to enemies taunting. And, when I can’t think of any scriptures to quote or lack something positive to say, it’s best that I choose silence instead.

Oh and what about the times that you’re praying for someone’s  salvation and everything you see and hear from them is contrary to your prayers. That’s a good time to make a decision to not be moved by the happenings around you.

 

 

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33 Comments:

At August 25, 2010 at 1:47 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

I enjoyed this very much Wanda,
So much truth in what you have written,

Yvonne.

 
At August 25, 2010 at 2:59 AM , Blogger Amanda said...

This is SO true Wanda! We can't control what others say to us, but we can sure work on what we respond with... even the beautiful art of saying nothing (something I find so incredibly hard lol).

Loved this... thank you!! Blessings!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 4:37 AM , Blogger Denise said...

Fantastic post.

 
At August 25, 2010 at 5:56 AM , Blogger Joan said...

So true, Wanda. Sometimes it's best to be silent.

Blessings,
Joan

 
At August 25, 2010 at 6:11 AM , Blogger lori said...

Hey Wanda....I'm actually in that place right now. Certain that it is better to remain silent and wait on the Lord than go about my own ranting...

This was PERFECT for me today! Thank you for sharing!

peace,
lori

 
At August 25, 2010 at 7:34 AM , Anonymous ozjane said...

Great use of word and graphics....I love this one........also the truth of it. Be still and Know that I am God is often much wiser than opening our mouth and putting our big feet right into it.

 
At August 25, 2010 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Amy said...

Great verse! LOVE the picture...perfect for this verse!
Happy WFW!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 8:39 AM , Blogger MyJourneyBack said...

Oh thanks for the smile. I loved this. And thanks for stopping over for my WFW. Smiling in my boots today!
Have a great day,
Sherry

 
At August 25, 2010 at 8:57 AM , Blogger Donna said...

Great Word today, both scripture and message! Love how The Message says it. It's not always easy, but sometimes the best thing to do is be silent. Thanks for sharing!

Blessings to you today!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 9:25 AM , Anonymous Victoria said...

Hi Wanda! This is a mighty good Word! I'm so glad you happened by my place so that I could find yours! I can't wait to get to know you better as we get to know our Father together!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 9:27 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Can I just say ... Hallelujah!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 10:02 AM , Blogger Whidbey Woman said...

Thanks for sharing such a great Word with us, Wanda!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 10:56 AM , Blogger Peggy said...

Blessed morning to you Wanda...my, you were either up late or awake very early... because Of the time of your visit to me, thank you!

Each time I open to the Watered Soul; first I am blessed by your beautiful header that greets me, and the wonderful verse of Isaiah 58 then I am watered by your words and God's wisdom through you!

You are such a wellspring!

But this one made me chuckle! It is so perfect! Thank you for sharing the NLT and The Message (it was good to compare them). I needed this so often in my marriage and home life. Thank you for the understanding you shared. It's so clear what I need to do.

We all know that God gave us 2 ears & 2 eyes but only 1 mouth. Good advice you point out. It's so easy to be reminded of the 3 monkeys as "see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" but this is much better...
DON'T ALLOW THE EVIL IN and GIVE RESPONSE... NO LIE, NO ENEMY POWER.
Yep, defeated by the blood of Jesus! This is awesome. I need to learn to WAIT and trust that God will answer in His perfect timing & way! Thanks Wanda...

EnJOY a wonderful WFW and week!
Peggy

 
At August 25, 2010 at 11:22 AM , Blogger GlowinGirl said...

Silence truly is golden at times, isn't it? It's wise to learn when to speak and when not to -- I have a tendency to overdo my words. I should practice that last monkey's pose.

 
At August 25, 2010 at 11:50 AM , Blogger Karen said...

Great truth. Thank you.

 
At August 25, 2010 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Special K said...

Very creative! LOVE it :) Thanks for sharing!

Happy WFW!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 2:12 PM , Blogger Chelle said...

I love this post! :)

 
At August 25, 2010 at 3:00 PM , Blogger e-Mom said...

This is an amazing verse! (I've never seen it before.) Thanks for sharing. Have a blessed WFW!

e-Mom @ Chrysalis

 
At August 25, 2010 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Mary said...

This is a most excellent word!! Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings on your day girl!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 4:37 PM , Blogger Susan said...

I should of took this advice earlier today, I needed it.

GREAT word Wanda♥

 
At August 25, 2010 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Daughter of the KING said...

Perfect post...

blessings,
Linda J

 
At August 25, 2010 at 6:50 PM , Blogger Laurie said...

Oh, how I appreciated this passage and photo, Wanda. Amen, His word is true!

 
At August 25, 2010 at 7:01 PM , Blogger Karen said...

Amen! Great reminder...

 
At August 25, 2010 at 9:07 PM , Blogger a sojourner said...

waiting isn't easy. but i remember Doug Spurling's post when he said that just as a woman must wait to give birth, we also must wait on God. but the time can be well spent in continued prayer and supplications. thanks for the reminder, Wanda. i'm still waiting as well...

 
At August 26, 2010 at 8:23 AM , Blogger Shannon Jacobyansky said...

Wanda, very good advice indeed! I love the picture of the monkeys! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

 
At August 26, 2010 at 8:47 AM , Blogger sarah said...

great post...words to really think about.

 
At August 26, 2010 at 11:25 AM , Blogger One Heart said...

OH MY GOODNESS, Wanda, this is PERFECT. I LOVE IT!!! I am spreading this one for sure.

Thank you for visiting and I will publicly embarrass myself yet again by letting you know that your book mailing has been delayed yet again. UGGHHH...it's so not like me. I tend to be a perfectionist so God is up to something here for sure, but I am a big believer of excellence so I truly apologize. Circumstances beyond my control have delayed it but God's timing is perfect. I am hoping for it to be postmarked no later than tomorrow--Friday, 8/27. Very difficult two-three last weeks but I will keep my promise. Thanks for your patience sis.

 
At August 26, 2010 at 10:41 PM , Blogger arlee bird said...

We can't always count on the Psalms for true wisdom. This post works very well for me.

Lee
Tossing It Out

 
At August 26, 2010 at 10:48 PM , Blogger arlee bird said...

Wait! That should be we CAN count on the Psalms for true wisdom. I think I need to get some rest!

Lee
Tossing It Out

 
At August 27, 2010 at 4:27 AM , Blogger Just Be Real said...

Wanda truth speaks loud and clear. Great post. Blessings.

 
At August 27, 2010 at 8:10 AM , Blogger Ellie said...

This rings so true! Pearls of wisdom in Psalms; Glad you reminded us of this one! xXx

 
At August 27, 2010 at 9:29 AM , Blogger Amydeanne said...

great verse!

 
At August 29, 2010 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Connie Arnold said...

Great words, Wanda, and that's a terrific picture for your post!

 

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