SOMETIMES GOD IS SILENT
Has God trusted you with His silence— a silence that has great meaning? God’s silences are actually His answers. Just think of those days of absolute silence in the home at Bethany! Is there anything comparable to those days in your life? Can God trust you like that, or are you still asking Him for a visible answer? God will give you the very blessings you ask if you refuse to go any further without them, but His silence is the sign that He is bringing you into an even more wonderful understanding of Himself. Oswald Chambers
It is so hard when you pray to God and there is silence. Maybe you think God has turned a deaf ear to your cry. He hasn’t…. He knew the prayer you offered up BEFORE you even said it.
His silence is the sign that He is bringing you into a deeper understanding of Himself. It is in no way rejection. You are maturing in your faith. You are not just offering up prayers for yourself and others, you are listening to the quiet voice of God in your heart. This takes practice.
“Wait on the Lord. Listen to His voice. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength!”
1 Samuel 3:9
New International Version (NIV)
9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.