So how does God talk to you?

You’re unsure. Discouraged. Doubting.

You’re waiting and wondering. How do you know what to do next? You think you know but you’re hesitating. How how does anyone really know anything? How do you think about it?

A few words come to mind: Don’t be afraid. You don’t hear the words, you just remember them for some reason.

Then you feel another word: Come. Very subtle, no big deal. The word just lightly occurs to you. So lightly that if it was balanced on your sleeve the shallowest breath would blow it away.

Then: Go. Yeah, right. C’mon, is that just you?

You take a walk. It’s morning and the sun is just coming up over the trees and it shines so bright in your face that you have to squint.

You keep walking, and the rhythm of your footsteps brings the words of a song to your mind:

I know who goes before me

I know who stands behind

The God of Angel Armies

Is always by my side


About the Author


Gary Morland helps you feel better about your most challenging family relationships, and helps you actually improve those relationships - all by adopting simple attitudes, perspectives, expectations, and actions (the same ones that changed him and his family).

  • Laurie

    I love that song, and now it’s playing in my head. :)

    • Gary Morland

      Great way to be encouraged – hear it when it’s not playing :)

  • lhamer

    To answer your question, through a still small voice, thoughts and impressions and scripture. :)

    • Gary Morland


  • M.Carrier

    I really enjoy your wisdom & insightful words…thank you! Blessings, M.Carrier

    • Gary Morland

      Thanks M!

  • Abbie

    Truth. It makes the transition from fear and doubt to peace and hope. Through a song, a whisper, another person, scripture, a book, a list of thankfulness. I’m making that leap, again, today, and probably tomorrow too.