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Discover God: He's Been There All Along

Tree with ray of light, bokeh, with rainbow from the moonbow. Moonbow looks white to the naked eye, but opening a camera lens shows the colors there all along. When we open our eyes instead of narrowly focusing them on our problems, we can see how God has been there all along, too. His colors of wisdom bathes us in His light that is filled with colors of safety, peace, and hope.
Moonbow: A Rainbow in Moonlight

Photographers love to travel to Victoria Falls on the Zambia-Zimbabwe border and Cumberland Falls near Corbin, Kentucky.[1] Why? To capture a rare phenomenon: a moonbow.

These lunar rainbows are just what they sound like: a rainbow in moonlight. Moonbows look white to the naked eye. But photographers know that when they open their camera lenses and wait, they will see the colors that were there all along.[1]

If you’ve recently left a controlling religion or face daily anxiety and OCD, your spiritual life may have lost its color. You try to read the Bible, but you only hear the voices of anxiety or religious oppression. You remember God’s presence in the past, but you wonder if you were just making it up.

Did you ever really hear from God? Or was it just the voice of OCD, the voice of delusion, the voice of fear? Did you just imagine him? How can you know?

Maybe your religious experience used to be a beautiful rainbow in your life. When times were good, you thought you heard God’s voice. But now that your life has darkened, you’re confused. Everything looks the same now. The joy is gone. You’re not sure where the color went.

Was it ever there at all? Was God ever real in the first place?

In this series, we’re going to talk about how to hear God's voice amidst the noise of anxiety and controlling religion and how to trace his presence in everyday life. When you’re not sure

The beauty there all along. God's beauty. Opening our heart and learn to listen to God. The presence of God is always there through the darkest nights of OCD, PGAD, religious anxiety, and more.

that you can hear his voice, or that you know him, remember that he knows you.

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them…” John 10:27 NIV

It starts with opening your heart and learning to listen. We’ll learn to hear his gentle voice speaking through the din of fear. We’ll trace the presence of God through the darkest night.

He’s been there all along.

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[2] Julia Baird, Phosphorescence pg. 32

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