Lord, Are You Silent?

Posted on June 27, 2023 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

There are definitely seasons in our journey when God seems silent.  Perhaps He is waiting to give you the answer.  Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him. Isaiah 30:18


Our timing (we want it now!) is not God’s timing (He wants to give it to us at the right time for our good and His glory).  For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9


I have been thinking about this recently.  There are times my prayers seem to go unanswered. I suspect you have experienced the same thing. But it got me thinking, sometimes God is silent, sometimes God is not silent but we are just not listening.


Do we hear from God but refuse what He is saying?

Maybe He is giving us an answer we don’t want to hear.


Maybe His answer comes in an unconventional way that is outside our God box. (As if He could possibly be put in a box.)


Maybe God is giving us a command we don’t want to obey.


Maybe we are not expecting an answer so we are not paying attention.


Maybe we are too busy with all of life’s distractions that we don’t hear His still small voice in the midst of the noise.


When God seems silent in life, rather than assuming He is not speaking; perhaps we should first consider we are not actually listening.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “Only in sacredness of inward silence does the soul truly meet [God]. The strength of resolve, which afterward shapes life, and mixes itself with action, is the fruit of those sacred, solitary moments. There is a divine depth in silence [when] we meet God alone.” – Frederick William Robertson

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This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.” – Hebrews 3:6

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