Why is God silent?
“Why is God silent?” asked my friend. “That isn’t right. God is never silent. Right?”
Chuckling, I explained, “As a little girl, I loved reading the bible stories about men and women who encountered God. Persons whom God spoke to. Growing up as an adult, in my times of great stress and tribulation, I didn’t hear from God. To me, God was very silent. When I reached a breaking point a few years ago, I confronted God as to why He was so silent,”
With an aghast look, she exclaimed, “Wait! Wait! You confronted God!”
“Yes, I did. Not in a disrespectful way, but I was angry at God. I was disappointed that He had failed me. After praying and praying with no answers, I had enough of His silence.” Leaning on the wall, I sighed and rested my head. “The journey that God and I went on after my breakdown on my bathroom floor forever changed my life. You see, it wasn’t that God was silent; I had just stopped listening to Him and looking out for His word.”
“Hmmm, now I understand why you wrote your book and the title you chose. And you are right; there are so many of us that aren’t sure why God is silent. Why God ignores our prayers, or why we don’t get the answers we were hoping for.” She quietly noted.
Smiling, I went over to sit by her. “There are so many women out there that are suffering or frustrated with God. They are experiencing storms, and through it all, they may feel that God is silent or isn’t hearing their prayer. God laid a message on my heart to share and that is why I wrote the book.”
Silent God: Know why God does not answer
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!– Isaiah 30:18
My friend, if you have ever been disappointed in God. If you have ever wondered why everyone else seems to be blessed, but everything is going very wrong in your life. Or maybe you are unsure about what to do right now when your foundation is shaking, and you no longer believe what you once believed. You may have asked yourself, “how can a loving God stand by when I am in pain? What do I do when God is silent?”
I hear you. You are not alone.
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My friend, God is pursuing you. Yes, You! Answer Him.