Even When He Seems Silent, Love Him Still

Psalm 116:1-2 NKJV
I love the LORD, because He has heard My voice and my supplications. [2] Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I will call upon Him as long as I live.

This so needs to be the cry of our hearts and should always be the cry of our hearts. But what about the times when it seems like God is silent? What is the cry of our heart then? What do we do when our world seems to be crumbling around us? but not even that, things just seem…quiet.

I’ve had times like this. I’ve had times when it just feels like God isn’t there, and if He is there, He’s being still. And when you’re wanting Him to say something and He doesn’t, it can become pretty confusing, pretty quick, especially when we forget that God doesn’t live in space and time like we do. When we ask Him something and He doesn’t answer us on our timeline we can get frustrated and fast.

There’s been something that He’s spoken to me over twenty years ago now and it has not come to pass, at least as I had envisioned it. I’ve asked Him about certain aspects of it and He seems silent on the issue. He tells me that He wants to use me for something big, but then He is quiet about the details. It’s frustrating and there have been so many times that I’ve wanted to give up. I feel like I’m alone in this sometimes and that there’s no one here on earth to support me. But I know that it’s not true and even if it were, God “gives provision for the vision”.

What I’m trying to say in all of this is that even if everything seems to be going opposite of what the Psalmist is saying in Psalm 116:1-2, even if we feel that God is being silent, that He’s not listening, we must still love Him, because He is listening and He loves us immensely. He has never stopped loving us and He never will. King David had plenty of opportunities to turn his back on God and sometimes it seemed like he did, but he always turned it around. So when it seems like God’s not there, praise Him anyway, and when it seems like He’s still not there, praise Him some more. He’s closer than you may think He is and He IS listening.

Think about it.

KEEP THE LIGHT ON!

Greg


2 Comments

lamarrwenrich · April 29, 2018 at 11:05 am

Yes what a beautiful hopeful write – thank you

virgobeauty · April 29, 2018 at 11:07 am

Thank you. Often times, it does feel like I’m talking to myself or sending prayers the wrong way or perhaps listening with the wrong equipment. I have faith and keep pressing forward. This really resonated. Thanks for being honest and letting me know I’m not alone on those frustrating days. May our faith continue to be the fuel that we need when things feel barren. Have a blessed week.

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