When your child wants to tell you a secret, she may climb into your lap, cup her hands around your ear, and then whisper in such a way that you are the only person on earth who hears what she has to say.
God is waiting for you to crawl into his lap.
You may have experienced some – or all – of the following: pain, resentment, abandonment, trauma, betrayal, and abuse. You have cried for help until you can cry no more. You just don’t have the energy. At best, you might be able to force a whisper.
That’s enough. If all you have left is a whisper, God will hear that whisper.
The psalmist proclaimed, “You know what I long for, Lord; you hear my every sigh” (Psalm 38:9).
Recovery Step: Mark Batterson wrote, “Those who dance are thought mad by those who hear not the music.” Translation: Bring your whispers to God; they are not for anyone else’s ears.
Author: Mark Denison
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.