C.S. Lewis wrote, “It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in.”
There are eleven separate instances of a whisper throughout Scripture. God spoke to Elijah in a whisper (1 Kings 19:12). Isaiah said God speaks from a whisper in the dust (Isaiah 29:4). Jesus said to proclaim to others what the Spirit whispers in private (Matthew 10:27).
And here’s one you may not have known: “He hushed the storm to a gentle whisper, so that the waves of the sea were still” (Psalm 107:29).
Recovery Step: Draw close enough to God today, that you can hear him when he whispers.
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.