21 Questions you may have about His Voice

From my childhood itself I have asked many of these questions to myself which I’m certain you may also have asked at some point. In this post I would like to give you few thoughts on this question – Is it possible to hear His Voice and leave it for you to think.

Let’s begin with this assumption that God exists. And even if you are a person who doesn’t believe in God, still you may find something useful in this.

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You might have heard some people say, God spoke to me, God told me this and so on. Is that true? You may wonder how that could be possible! The reason for that doubt is simply this – You might not have literally heard the voice of God at any time in your life and hence it is difficult for you to believe in something which you have never seen or heard.

Let me list out some of the possible doubts you may have in your mind about His Voice. Put on your cap of imagination and think along me. Here you go!

1. If there is a God, does He really speak?

2. How does His voice sound like?

3. Can we literally Hear Him in an audible voice or is His voice just an internal whispering?

4. Does it sound terrific? Like a thunder or some strange sounds?

5. Is it like a human voice or a supernatural voice?

6. Will we be frightened if we hear His voice?

7. Does He speak to all human beings alike?

8. Does He speak to ordinary people like me or only to some saints?

9. How does God communicate? Does He really need words to communicate?

10. If at all He speaks, in which language does He speak? There are thousands of languages in this world, does He know all of them? Or He just speaks in His own language and make us understand?

11. Does God speak to us clearly? Or does He speak to us through some vague signs or symbols? Can God speak to us through nature? Or through animals and other people around us?

12. Sometimes I think God is speaking to me, but is it just my thoughts and my mind speaking to me?

13. Is God really speaking to me all the time but I am unable to hear Him?

14. If God is a God who knows everything about me, why isn’t He telling me everything I need to know?  

15. If there is a God who cares for me, does He really know what I am going through and will He not tell me what I should do?

16. Is there something that I should do in order to hear His voice or to be able to identify Him?

17. I have lot of doubts and questions in my mind. Is it not possible for God to appear to me for few minutes so that I can talk to Him and clarify all my doubts?

18. If He is a good friend of mine, will He not do His best to reach out to me and help me identify His voice?

19. If God is so powerful, is it not possible for Him to speak to human beings like us in a way which we can easily understand?

20. Is it really possible for God to speak to millions of people at the same time? Is it possible for God to listen to all of them simultaneously?

21. At times I feel lonely. I wish there was someone whom I could talk to. If God is with me always, why am I not able to talk to Him like a friend?

There might be many more questions people usually ask themselves to satisfy the inner thirst to hear His voice. And that’s quite natural! When questions are asked within, we discover more and the chances are more to find the truth. This post is not intended to answer all the questions mentioned above, but to encourage you to ponder on this question. If God exists, does He really speak? If yes why not to me?

A thought from the past

In the Holy Bible, I had come across many portions where God spoke to human beings like a friend talking to another friend. God spoke to Abraham, Moses, David, Samuel and many other people.

We read a story in the Bible, which happened around 3000 years ago. There lived a woman named Hannah and she was without child for many years but as a result of prayer God gave her a boy child and she named Him Samuel which means God had heard. She dedicated her child to God to serve Him all the days of his life.

One day this little boy as He was sleeping in the temple of God, God came down and called him by His name Samuel! Samuel! Initially he couldn’t identify Him but later He recognized that it was God Himself who were speaking to him. Then God spoke and revealed to that little boy many things which was about to happen in near future.

This small boy who heard the voice of God later became a prophet (prophet means one who speaks to people on behalf of God) This story is taken from the Holy Bible. I Samuel 3. We read as First Book of Samuel Chapter Three.

Another instance is this – God spoke to a man named Moses face to face. We read in Exodus 33: 11 (read as The Book of Exodus Chapter Thirty Three verse Eleven) He is the one who later wrote 5 books of the Bible.

So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend.

When God created human beings He spoke to them clearly and gave them many instructions. From Genesis 2:15 to 18 (read as The Book of Genesis Chapter Two verses Fifteen to Eighteen)

And in another portion Acts 9: 3-7, God speaks to a man named Paul and tells him what He needs to do with his life.

There are numerous other instances in the Bible where we see God speaking to people clearly.

If God exists definitely He CAN speak to us and He WILL.

Let me explain

If God is all powerful then nothing is impossible for Him. If we human beings can communicate among ourselves using a language or by other means, how much more would God be able to communicate to us! Just imagine for yourself.

If you say that it is impossible for God to speak to us, you deny the fact that God is all powerful. And if He really wants to speak to us, He will! He is definitely not dumb.

Now you know that God CAN speak and He WILL speak because He is Almighty and He wants to communicate to us.

But the question is HOW? This is where many people get confused.

Let me rephrase all the above into three simple questions

If there is a God,

  1. CAN He speak to us?
  2. WILL He speak to us?
  3. HOW does he speak to us?

If you can find the answer to these three simple questions, you will definitely start hearing His voice.

Here is a beautiful thought.

You know that God is present everywhere. Don’t you? Then definitely He is near you now, even as you are reading this, wherever you are in this world. Just think for a moment. Someone is near you watching you. This is true even if you believe or not.

And the next thing is that He is definitely not dumb and He CAN speak. You know that God knows everything. That includes everything about you, your past, present and future. Now you are literally near a person who knows everything about you. Can you just imagine that for a moment?

And above all He longs to speak to you more than you want to. Know that He is the right person to whom you can ask all your doubts, share all your worries, because He knows everything about you, even things which you don’t know about yourselves.

Then the question is why don’t we dare to ask Him? Why don’t we try talking to Him expecting to hear His voice? Why don’t we believe this simple truth that God is nearby us and He can and He wants to talk to us? Why don’t we trust Him-the most trustworthy person? What is preventing us in getting access to this Almighty Person? Why are we still unable to hear His voice?

There could be only three possibilities

  1. Either there do not exist a person called God
  2. OR There is a God but He doesn’t speak to human beings and He is living is some part of the universe and He doesn’t care what’s happening in this planet Earth
  3. OR There is a God who speaks and is willing to speak to us, but there is something wrong with the system which makes us unable to hear Him.

What do you think could be the reason?

Please share your views on this. Do you have any such questions in your mind regarding His voice? I would love to hear from you. In the upcoming posts we may discuss more on this. Please drop a comment below

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  • Arun K Babu

    God is Holy .unless having holiness we cant see or hear God.bible says,blessed those who pure in heart ,they will see God.this is the reason to unable to hear God

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Yes very true Bro. Arun. The pure in heart will be able to hear God clearly. That may be why Jesus asked us to become like small children, to learn their innocence. God loves to spend time with people having a humble, pure and innocent heart. Thanks for dropping by.

      God bless you,
      Donny

  • soumya

    We can see from numerous instances that God actually hears our prayers and He is ever willing to talk to us . But many times we don’t lend ears . Before conversing with God , we feel that sharing with other friends can solve our problems quickly . Also sometimes we are unable to hear God’s voice because we have allowed a lot of noise to surround us and keep us occupied .

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Yes Sr Soumya, I liked that word ‘noise’. Exactly! It is because of the ‘noise’ that we sometime are unable to hear His ‘voice’ clearly. Let us learn to share with God and learn day by day to hear from Him.
      Thanks for that input.

      God bless you,
      Donny

  • Joanna Sara Valson

    Wow..A beautiful thought indeed..
    The most wonderful thing about hearing His voice is that the ‘How He speaks’ is very amazing–sometimes its through His Word, sometimes through a friend, sometimes through a song, sometimes through the stillness, sometimes its the creation (the clouds, the rain) speaking out His very existence.. How comforting to keep listening to Him!!

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Thanks Sr. Joanna. You rightly said it.
      Our God loves variety, and He can literally chose any means to communicate to us. Blessed to read your experience too.

      God bless you,
      Donny

  • Tara Gomez

    Our God is a ‘speaking God’. He spoke creation into existence. Right from Genesis to Revelation we hear His voice. God speaks to us in various ways Hebrews 1:1,2. But He never speaks to us without a purpose. God does speak to us every day. If our minds & hearts are attuned to God,
    we will hear His voice. It needn’t always be audible. The sweet Psalmist of Israel wrote, ‘He leads me in the path of righteousness for His name sake’ – Psalm 23:3. If walking with God takes precedent over everything in our lives, ( it’s a glorious existence) we will surely hear a voice behind us saying, ” This is the way, walk in it”. If we permit the clamour of the out side world to clutter our minds & hearts, then that will become an impediment in hearing God.
    My personal experience later.

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Amen Sr. Tarah (for others who are reading this, ‘Amen’ means ‘Yes it is’ or ‘Let it be so’, a Biblical term)

      Thanks sister for that crisp and clear answer.

      Yes, God communicates us in ways which we can easily understand. It’s not at all complicated as we think. It’s simple and beautiful and sweet voice. Yes, our God is a speaking God. Yes our God speaks with a purpose.

      God bless you,
      Donny

  • Joshua Valson

    Oh how I wish that the deafness of our hearts might be done away by the Spirit of Truth! Liberty! Nice thought process Donny!

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Indeed Joshua! Let God help our hearts to be more sensitive to His voice.

      God bless you,
      Donny

  • SHOBA FERRNANDEZ

    I will say God speaks to us . He speaks to us through his word the BIBLE. He speaks to us through people, books, nature, sermons, songs . Yes I have heard his audible voice and It was clear to me. There wasn’t anyone else at home and I just knew it was him. He can speak to you in a still small voice. He speaks to all but many do not hear him because the voices of the world drown his voice. When we allow God to speak into our lives by submitting to Him and asking for his guidance in our lives he will speak to us and tell us which way we should go and then all will go well with us. He doesn’t force us but he is waiting to talk to us daily just as earthly parents wait to hear what their children got to tell them. God is waiting for his children . He loves to communicate with us and isn’t prayer all about communicating with God? God speaks to us through the Holy Spirit as well. HE speaks to us through dreams and visions. God speaks to us in various forms. Conclusion: Yes God does speak to us.

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Yes Sr Shobha. Thanks for sharing your experience. Blessed are you that you have literally heard His audible voice.

  • Renju

    Nice article Donny.. :) Our God can really talk to us.

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Thanks Renju. :)

      Amen.

  • http://youth4jesusblog.wordpress.com Soumya

    Awesome post Don….you have posted most questions we have asked at some point of time in our lives depending on our circumstances…yes, our God longs to talk with us and loves to do so as He did with His friends in the past such as Abraham and David and Daniel. He longs to also be our friend too!

    Expecting more exciting stuff from this blog in the coming days….! All the best :)

    • http://hisvoiceonline.com.md-in-70.bigrockservers.com/ Donny Thomas Kurien

      Yes very true :)

      Thanks!

  • Aloshni Kruba

    Reading this again after 2 years again and it still speaks to me! Nice post! A post full of questions which answers many questions!!! God bless!