The 2010 film the King’s Speech is based upon a true story. As Hitler’s popularity grew during World War II, King George VI struggled to find his voice. Battling with stuttering throughout his life, this movie details the king’s progress with a speech therapist. When England needed a voice, this once speechless king overcame his fears to lead a nation.
The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone, Acts 9:7.
Individuals blessed with the gift of conversation probably can’t relate to those inflicted with speech impediments. On the other hand, people who tend to be shy do not possess the desire and energy to speak for an extended period of time. Regardless of where you fall on this spectrum, there will be moments of silence. Times when even the most outgoing individuals become speechless.
For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything, Acts 9:9.
Looking back at my own life, I find that trials usually shut me down for a while. Whether its confusion, shock or uncertainty, it may take some time to sort things out. The sooner I can make sense of turmoil, the quicker my life returns to normal. Yet, life isn’t always fair, presenting difficulties that may push you beyond reason. Thus, as you battle periods of depression in life, hold on to a God who has a track record of transforming lives.
by Jay Mankus