By Rick Warren
“It is the LORD who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6 GNT).
You say, “I want to trust God, but I don’t hear him.”
You don’t hear God when your mind is filled with a thousand other distractions. To hear God, you’ve got to get near God. You have to get alone with God and be quiet.
The Bible says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10 NIV). That means sit down and stay quiet. That’s how you hear God and get near God. You have to sit alone and just be quiet with your Bible and say, “God, is there anything you want to say to me?” You read God’s Word, and you talk to him about what’s on your heart.
God says he will give you the wisdom you need to recognize his voice and follow through on what he says: “It is the LORD who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding” (Proverbs 2:6 GNT).
Pray this today: “God, I want to listen to you, not the voices of doubt. I want to get close to you and get to know you better. I want to hear you, and I promise to then obey you. I want to be one of the people that you can use and bless.”
Rick Warren is founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. The church recently celebrated the 50,000th person it has baptized. This editorial first appeared on Warren’s daily devotional blog.