God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world. (C. S. Lewis, 20th century British apologist)

For many people the voice of God is rarely heard. In times of worship and prayer, they may have a sense of His presence, but everyday life often crowds out that “still, small voice.”) But when suffering comes into your life, you begin longing to hear from God, begging Him for relief. It may well be the reason for the pain: God wants you to hear Him speak to you.

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings (Hebrews 10:22). Come near to God and he will come near to you. (James 4:8).