One thing I’ve noticed over the years of listening to lots of highly sensitive Christians: God interacts differently with highly sensitive people.
I can’t address how God talks to everyone else, but I do know that the Holy Spirit speaks tenderly to the highly sensitive person. He doesn’t holler, raise a ruckus, harangue, scold, frown disappointedly, or demand that they get their act together.
With the highly sensitive, God is a real sweet-talker.
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 you hear the Holy Spirit’s still small voice, your whole being melts into the truth of the message. It quickens something inside you and make you feel suddenly alive, and yet at peace, like everything’s going to be OK now.
The words create a life-giving, uplifting response. Your human spirit vibrates harmoniously to the words. Stuck places inside you dissolve effortlessly. Your mindset shifts.
Whether it’s a “sweet nothing” or a correction, God’s communications with a highly sensitive person melt tensions and elicit feelings of safety and nurture. It feels like the “Aaaaahhhh” of a perfect bubble bath after an exhausting day at work.
Learning to Hear Him
Many highly sensitive Christians don’t understand at first that the Holy Spirit talks to them this way. However, over time they are able to use this insight to differentiate His lovely voice from the babble of their wounded soul, harsh religious programming, and competing spiritual voices.
I have come to believe that God intentionally designed us sensitive ones so He would have someone on earth with whom He could share His lovely heart. Someone who would notice. And respond in kind. That heart-to-heart relationship He so cherishes.
You Are Safe With His Voice
I can assure you that if God made you sensitive, He will not violate your sensitivity.
Other people will violate it. Evil will violate it. Religion will violate it. Even you yourself might violate it. But not God.
He made you and He knows you. And He’s crazy about your sensitivity. “O God, satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives!” (Psalm 90:14). Blessings! Gail Ruth