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God the Sweet-Talker

May 11, 2017

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God interacts differently with highly sensitive people. In fact, with the highly sensitive, God is a real sweet-talker.

This makes a lot of sense considering how easily we are crushed or made anxious, and how deeply we feel things. God is wise. He is our Creator. He knows us and honors His design in us.

What God’s Voice Feels Like

God speaks to the highly sensitive person in a way that feels really good. Period.

His communications are soothing. When we hear the Holy Spirit’s still small voice, our whole being melts into the truth of the message. It quickens something inside of us and make us feel suddenly alive, and yet at peace, like everything’s going to be OK now.

God’s words create a life-giving, uplifting response. Our heart and human spirit respond harmoniously to them. Stuck places inside us dissolve effortlessly. Our mindset shifts.

Whether it’s a “sweet nothing” or a correction, God’s communications with us melt tensions and elicit feelings of safety and nurture. They feel like the “Aaaaahhhh” of a perfect bubble bath after an exhausting day of work.

Side Benefits

As time goes by, and as we learn to distinguish the voice of God to us, we might become tuned to it. And so the kindness and nurture of His voice might begin to shape our own inner voice. How delightful when we learn to be kind and patient with ourselves like He is with us! And how wonderful when His tone to us becomes more and more our own tone to ourselves as well!

And from there it can spill out effortlessly to the people and world around us…

My Prayer

Father God, teach our hearts the kindness of Your voice! Let us become confident of Your gentleness with us! Tune us to Your beautiful tone, so that it comes to be reproduced in our own inner voice! Thank You! The Name of Jesus!


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published September 6, 2009 and has been edited for posting May 11, 2017.

Cindy September 13, 2010 at 11:14 am

God speaks. His message is usually short and simple. It often comes from His Word (the Bible & Jesus). Sometimes there are no words, just a message conveyed otherwise, strongly. There is a strength, a stronghold, a comfort to His message. It cannot be broken. A strong thought may insue. Though kind and loving, it is correcting. My response may be “oh, I did do that didn’t I”, and remorse, and a making of ammends where appropriate. He does convict us of our sins, graciously, so that we may receive His forgiveness and be put right with Him, when we’ve strayed from His Will. It makes for better communications with Him. And He wants the best. After all, that is what He is about – relationship.

AH September 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm

This was a gift to me today… thank you Gail

I hope to one day know a small bit of why God made me so sensitive and emotional.

For a long time now I have been struggling with my sensitivity, I’m highly sensitive, highly emotional. Lately when I walk into church I have just started crying. Seeing someone that I know that cares for me deeply.The only thing I can think of is that I know they Love the Lord deeply and passionately and maybe I’m sensitive to that? It has happened also when I have met someone for the first time.

I feel the Presence of God in our church Sanctuary, other Sundays I have felt a large spiritual battle taking place. I remember feeling this as a small child at church. When visiting a church or a home or someone for the first time. I sometimes feel that something just isn’t right.

Lately when my husband prays for me silently I know he is praying for me. Or sometimes I can feel it if he is touching me.

I guess lately I have felt very lonely in all of this and honestly I want to hide it and run away from it. I cry, in hard times In worship. When I know someone else is struggling, sometime for no reason at all.

Any thoughts or encouragement would be greatly appreciated.

Gail Ruth September 18, 2010 at 10:28 pm

Hi AH, I know this may surprise you, but your experiences are not particularly unusual. You sound like you are a burden bearer. A burden bearer feels other people’s burdens. It’s really important for burden bearers to understand that they are NOT to carry these burdens, or they will get distressed or bogged down by them. When they feel them, they need to lift them up to God on behalf of the other person. And then to release them to God and go on your way.

Also, the ministry of tears is a great gift. Even with all you pick up, you have no idea the effect of your unplanned tears in the spiritual realm. They also act as intercession, and God saves every one.

Most important for one who bears burdens is to pursue their own love relationship with God.


Tea Jenny April 16, 2011 at 2:20 am

I’m loving your site. It’s like a tonic to me. Each time I read a new post it’s like a gentle breeze has just blown across the face of my soul and brought refreshment. Keep up the good work!

Sharon Goemaere June 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm

For years He was a harsh God but now His voice is so gentle.:) Thank you Gail Ruth.Love from Oregon~Sharon

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