When someone is mumbling, you usually say speak up I can’t hear you. In this case, mumbling God’s word is for you and God alone. You can quietly mumble to God and meditate on God’s word daily. Let’s learn how mumbling may help you with exactly what you need today. Mumbling and Mediating on God’s Word Daily.
What is Mumbling?
Mumbling is when you say something so quiet it makes it hard for others to hear. You may mutter a word quietly. Like you are talking under your breath.
Meditate Daily on God’s Word
Meditating is similar to mumbling. In Meditating you think deeply or clearly and focus your mind for a while on God or His word. I find meditation can be difficult for me. Mumbling God’s word seems like a verbal way of meditating for me so I can focus. I am using my voice to talk softly so I can meditate on God’s word daily.
But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. Psalm 1:2
Why Mumbling God’s Word Daily?
One day this summer I was walking a mile and a half home because it was just easier and it’s good exercise to walk. As I walked, I mumbled words to a scripture verse all the way home. I ended up mumbling this verse at least 75 plus times.
My mind was frustrated, sad, and in doubt. I knew I could not think of the negative thoughts I was thinking. Mumbling is a weapon in the “battlefield of the mind” that I needed. A verse that has been my favorite one for years had come to my mind over and over again during the week and on this walk. It is a verse that gives me hope.
I kept mumbling or muttering to myself- “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine that is at work within us.” This verse became my summer verse. When I would wake up in the middle of the night and my mind wanted to worry, I would mumble this verse to myself.
When you are working during the day, outside, or going for a walk you can meditate on God’s word or mumble to yourself. One evening as he was walking and meditating in the field he looked up and saw the camels coming. Genesis 24:63
Benefits of Mumbling God’s Word Daily
When you fill your mind with God’s word daily you are putting your mind on Christ. You are thinking about good things, and thinking about the promises that God gives.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on our hands and bind them on your foreheads. Deuteronomy 11:18
Set your mind on the things above, not on earthly things. Colossians 3:2
I woke up in the middle of the night and doubts of this world wanted to fill my mind. I again mumbled this verse to myself. In the next 24 hours, waves of despondency filled my mind. Instead of entertaining them in my mind, I would mumble my verse. After 24 hours, my mind began to think good things again and the waves quit coming in.
I awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Psalms 63:6
But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. James 1:6
We need to fight back the waves that come our way and fill our minds with the word of God and Truth. If you want more information on praying verses over your kids see the blog link.
What is Despondence?
This summer I had some days where I was blah and felt like I had no hope. I felt almost like I was depressed, but I knew I could not classify it like that because it was only part of a day or a couple of days. I knew it would pass. Some of it was related to my life circumstances and some of it was related to my hormones.
I talked to family and friends and they said they had days and times like that too. This was especially true when they were isolated because the pandemic was keeping them at home. They had way too much time to think and so did I.
I started to look up the definition of depressed and they used the word despondency to describe it. I then looked up the definition of despondence and yes, this was the word that described my blah, lack of courage, and depression-like thoughts. This word described exactly how I felt on some days.
Despondency = a state of low spirits caused by loss of hope or courage.Dictionary.com
Build a Library of Truth
Take your favorite verses or ones that mean a lot to you and memorize them. You are then arming your mind and spirit with the truth to fill your spirit/self with God’s word.
My favorite two verses below helped me get through some tough months. When the waves came in, I would mumble these verses to myself.
Library of Verses
Here is a list of verses you can memorize and use to meditate on and mumble in the day, the night, or as you are out and about.
Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34
Wait for the Lord, be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord. Psalms 27:14
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalms 32:8
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take delight in you but will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Finally, to build your library of truth, make a list of verses that will help you in a struggle or a time of fear, wait, doubt, or worry. Memorize these verses or put them in a special notebook to help you mumble your way to right thinking and the truth. Mumble and Mediate on God’s word daily to help guard your mind and heart and give you hope.
How do you use God’s word to fight your spiritual battles in your mind? What verse has spoken to you as you fight the waves? Comment Below.
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