It was on Saturday, the 22nd August. A beautiful, sunny day in winter, with weather forecast showing 18 degrees (if I’m not mistaken), but it felt so hot that we decided to take the kids to the beach.
I did not feel like going anywhere. I just wanted to be alone, as I was going through a season, infact, I did not want to go anywhere until I had heard from God regarding a situation I had found myself in. Eventually, I ended up going as I didn’t want to rob the kids a family time out, as my husband was working the next day.
As we got to the beach, I refused to go out of the car. I insisted on being alone and just be. As we were about to park the car my attention had been drawn to a man who was standing by the fence staring at the waves.
I asked my husband to take the kids for a swim and leave me in the car, and as soon as they had left, I just felt so fascinated by the place where the man was standing and how he was standing, and at this time he had left. I decided to get out of the car and go stand where he was standing and watch the waves.
As I was looking at the waves and far beyond into the sea, it dawned me that the One who created this massive thing in front of my eyes is my Dad. Can you believe that? Not that I didn’t know that, but it felt so real, like someone was reminding of that fact, that the One who is my Father has made all of this, the One who makes the wave move in the way they do, the One who controls them.
It was in that moment, when I was lost in those thoughts, that I felt such a nearness to God. I immediately got the song “Nearer my God to thee”. As the waves were flowing, they started to sound like instruments that were being played and the melody was “Nearer my God to thee”, like a song was being played to me. I heard a song. I heard instruments through the flowing waves. The waves were changing to being smooth rather than being noisy and they came with such a blow of the His Spirit to me. His presence was so tangible and reassuring. He felt so near.
He was reminding me that in my lowly and confusion, He is near. He is near the broken-hearted. He is near the lowly and all He needs is for us to acknowledge Him and He will make things perfect.
In Jeremiah 29:13 – “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart”.
Isaiah 43:19 – “He makes streams flow in the desert”.
Whatever this time and season might be looking like for you, He is near. He is the Close-To-Us God and He is always speaking even through nature, like He did to me. He is looking to give you those memorable moments of His voice in your time of need. Keep pushing for more of Him in your situation.
Blessings to you and your family