God is Speaking


A widow in deep sorrow sat alone at the park. Months earlier, her husband of many years had been killed in a car accident.

God, Im so lonely and sad,” she prayed aloud. The last words I said to my husband the day he died were harsh. I just want him to know I love him and Im sorry.”

As she finished her prayer, two cardinals landed on the sidewalk in front of her, so close she could almost touch them. A gasp escaped her lips and a tear rolled down her cheek. Cardinals were her mans favorite bird. There they were—not just one, but two. Mates for life.

The word cardinal means of prime importance”—the main thing.

God wanted this woman to know the cardinal truth—that she was loved. He saw her need and answered her prayer. God whispered to her spirit. Her man knew she loved him and that she hadnt meant those ugly words.

And now she knew it too.


Look and Listen

God speaks to us, and we can experience him, through nature.

Romans 1:20 says, Ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God” (NLT).

Look at fields of wildflowers or autumn trees and you may well hear Gods whisper of love.

Mountain ranges so beautiful that they take your breath away exalt God and speak of his majesty.

The exhilarating crisp, cool air and the wisps of wind are like kisses from heaven.

Digging in warm earth, partnering with God to create food and flowers, are ways we experience God revealing himself through nature.

He reveals his creativity, power, and beauty through nature so that no one can deny him.

And sometimes . . . he uses nature to speak right into our hearts.


Markers of God’s Love

Ill never forget the first time I stood in the ocean.

It was 2:00 a.m., and the moon hung low in the sky above the expanse. On the full horizon, from left to right as far as I could see, sky met water. Gingerly, I stepped into the ocean and felt the battle of the surf as the incoming waves sucked away the receding waters.

As I stood in the tug-of-war in those shallow waters, eye to eye with the huge yellow moon, I felt God speak peace and assurance into my spirit.

Id come to this ocean at war with my husband. We were in a perpetual tug of wills, and this trip was arranged to reset and restart our relationship.

As I stood shin deep in the Pacific, I knew that the God who had set the moon and stars in place, who had created the vast waters in front of me and orchestrated this moment in time for me to experience his limitless power and majesty, could certainly bring peace to my turbulent marriage.

That moment has stayed with me as a reminder, a marker of Gods love and consideration for me.

Whenever I experience upheaval in relationships or an overwhelming sense of dis-ease in my soul, I remember how the God of the universe set the boundaries for the ocean, and hung the moon, and allowed me to experience them and know his love and concern for me.


What about you?

Has God spoken to you through nature? If not, maybe you arent listening.

Let his creativity and power show you that he who put the stars in place knows and loves you deeply.


Leave me a comment sharing ways you’ve noticed God speaking to you lately.



“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.”

—Psalm 19:1–2


God, so many times I wonder if youre there. If you see me. If you care. And then I encounter you in nature so powerfully it makes me weep. You are so gracious, Father, to reveal to me the love you have for me. Greater than your love for the sparrows. Greater than for the lilies of the field. O Lord, you are so good to me. Amen.


  1. Carol Kerry on August 13, 2023 at 8:15 am

    I haven’t noticed him speaking to me lately. I loved your excerpt from your book.

    • Robyn Dykstra on August 14, 2023 at 10:34 am

      Thanks! Hope this week is full of sweet surprises of His presence all around you.

  2. Ryioko Peterson on August 13, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Everything I see an eagle I am reminded of His awesome creation. At my son’s wedding an eagle was flying over and stayed a little while. His dad had passed and that was God’s way of letting us know he was there.

    • Robyn Dykstra on August 14, 2023 at 10:32 am

      Wow. What a sweet proof that God always sees and cares about what is happening in our lives!

  3. Dyann Shepard on August 13, 2023 at 12:06 pm

    Just this morning I was looking outside at the hummingbirds, my double delight roses, and the swaying eucalyptus trees and sat in awe of God’s beautiful and awesome creation.

    • Robyn Dykstra on August 14, 2023 at 10:31 am

      Love it. His beauty is indeed all around us! Thanks for sharing.

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