|Jan 10 2010|
When God is Silent
January 10th, 2010
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope” (Psalm 130: 5).
Have you wondered what God is doing when you can’t see Him? Have you ever felt that He is too busy to answer your cry for help? Have you felt forgotten in this crazy world? We all feel that way at times. For whatever reason, sometimes, God chooses to be silent. His purpose is not to punish you. He is not too busy. Don’t for a second believe the lie that He may have forgotten you.
The silence may be what pushes us to dig deeper, like a growing plant in search of water. It could be that the answers are before our eyes, but we are too human to see what God wants us to see. Maybe we are looking with our eyes instead of our heart. It might not be time for God to reveal what He has for you.
It’s not easy to wait, especially when God is silent, but experience tells us that it will be worth it. We know that our impatience will only get in the way of what He plans. We can try to hurry Him along, but we’ll only end up feeling frustrated. The truth is that we should only want what He wants for us. True happiness lies in resting in His will, in His hands, on His path, in His time. So, we wait and believe and trust. In posture of prayerful acceptance, we can leave all of our doubts behind.
“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8).
Dear God, please hold me even closer during the times I wonder where you are. I long to feel your presence; to see evidence that you are working even when I cannot see you. I never mean to doubt you, but I get lonely, and sometimes scared, by the happenings in my life. When I feel the most out of control, help me rest in the fact that you are more in control than ever. And rather than worry, I always choose to worship you, because it is impossible to do both at the same time. Amen.
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