When God is silent.
What does one do when we make a plea to God and he is silent?
O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
Do you fret and wonder if he is answering your prayer? Does doubt set in? Nerves? Do you Trust in your creator?
There are times that the reason we can’t hear isn’t because he is silent, but because we are not paying attention. some times he does answer the prayers. He is just silent.
So what are you going to do about it?
You want to hear your creator? Feel his presence? Know he is with you? Be able to get direction and solace in the midst of the silence.
Take a step back.
Take a look at your reflection.
Stare at the man and / or woman in the mirror.
Could you see your imperfections the way your creator can?
We can try, first thing focus.
Recenter your priority.
Recenter your focus.
Recenter yourself with him in the center of your universe.
Have you confessed your sin to your creator?
Psalm 66:18 says, “If I had not confessed the sin in my heart, my Lord would not have listened” (New Living Translation).
We need to dig deep, no deeper in oneself.
Is my plea wrong? Is it favorable to you?
Is there something I did wrong?
Something I need to do?
(Yes sometimes we have to do a little work).
Are my motives pure?
Have I shown my love and faithfulness to my creator?
Our God is a jealous God, did I proclaim love for someone else more than God?
Should I repent?
Isn’t it wrong?
It’s ok let’s repent.
Accept that sometimes his silence can lead to the answer you are looking for…. or the answer he would rather give you.
Silence can be a sign of intimacy and trust. He gave you the answer without saying so. Trusting in you, for the faith you have in him. Already providing the remedy before you even realized it, because you were sulking in not being able to hear him or get a direct answer.
No of course not.
Ever had such an intimate bond with someone that just by looking at each other, you knew what the other was thinking.
A mere glance….silent in the same room yet being able to grasp a whole conversation. To be on the same wave length with another being.
Understanding every thought in that persons head without uttering a single word.
This is how our relationship with God ought to be. In the midst of the silence to be able to say thank you lord – I got the message.
I will heed your silent response. For in the midst of that silence more was done than you could ever realize.
Father I ask you today, in the midst of the silence, help me become more intimate with you. Help me become one with you. Help me understand my purpose in your plan in the midst of the silence. Help me hear you, in the midst of the silence. Help me connect with you, be on the same wave length as you. To be able to be in a silent room and know exactly what you have intended me to do. Amen