Just because God seems silent doesn’t mean He’s cannot speak or He doesn’t hear. God speaks in many ways when you get to know His voice. The Bible says that God spoke SUDDENLY to Elijah who believed that he was the only one left serving God – it says that Elijah was afraid and hid himself in a cave.
- Then the LORD passed by and sent a furious WIND that split the hills and shattered the rocks — but … the LORD was NOT in the wind.
- The wind stopped blowing, and then there was an EARTHQUAKE — but ….the LORD was NOT in the earthquake.
- After the earthquake, there was a FIRE — but ….the LORD was NOT in the fire.
And after the fire, there was the SOFT WHISPER of a voice.”
1 Kings 19:11-12 GNB
I’ve had so many of these ‘silent’ episodes with God that if I was unstable in all my ways …it would have turned my situations at hand into my biggest nightmares.
I have lived through experiences when praying and waiting for answers from God looked like a complete waste of time – in times like these your faith in God can either make you become more resilient and fight to hold on …OR make you get off your knees and run away.
The fight or flight response.
Just because I can’t feel or hear from God immediately — doesn’t give me the legal right to pack up and shut off all communication with Him. It’s very unfortunate if we allow one event to derail our faith in God.
The things God permits to come our way totally depends on the level of confidence God has in us.
I have found notes that I have written during my long waiting period. Writing is something that you must do ALONE in the stillness of your waiting room.
You will be amazed at how powerful a pencil and a note pad can be.
Moses stayed in the presence of God and wrote everything God told him. God is never silent – maybe we just talk too much.
Don’t worry about your next move … God is way ahead of the chapter you and I are currently writing.