I set out to find the answer to a question that has been laying heavy on my mind. Is God ever really silent or do we simply miss what He is saying? Do we skid right on by His words to us in the clatter and clutter of life?
Does He give us silence to make us question or does He give us silence to give us the chance to gain a bigger understanding of who He is?
Maybe silence is just a predecessor to a mighty revelation or work in your life? Silence might be God’s way of bringing you to His own destiny for you? Maybe His silence is not so much a time to doubt as a time built for creating a greater hunger in us for Him.
God spends a lot of time listening to us. Prayers endlessly multiplied. It could be His silence is really Him saying to us……………..I have listened to you, now I would like you to listen for a while.
Silence endlessly multiplied.
Even when silence is the loudest sound in the room, we are not alone, God did not suddenly become unfaithful. We are not abandoned, we are simply invited to enter the silence with Him. Where there is silence there is also intimacy. Let the presence of God fill the silence, let the silence show you who God really is. Isn’t that the ultimate demonstration of trust, to be comfortable in the silent presence of God and know with certainty He is there even in the absence of words or actions?
Just because we cannot hear Him does not mean He is not near. Don’t despair in the dark silence. The dawn always follows the darkness.
………………….and so I ride