Why is He Quiet?
Walking through this week, I God has been quiet. I have struggled to listen for him, hear him, but he has remained silent. I pray Psalm 37:7, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!” I know that he is near, but just now speaking to me right now. I stop to pray and ask for his guidance, his blessing, for him to be near my family and I know that he is, but yet the question still remains – Why is he quiet?
Searching scripture not just for the Why but hear what he trying to tell me this week has left me curious and wondering. Many times when God has been silent in scripture, he is allowing those he love to wallow in their sin of not putting him first. Just as Isaiah 57: 11 reads, “Of whom were you worried and fearful When you lied, and did not remember Me Nor give Me a thought? Was I not silent even for a long time So you do not fear Me?” Should I be concerned? Maybe he is just silently holding me through this week. Quietly showing me the way to walk this week. Allowing me to find him in the “little things” where it has seemed so much pain might actually be. Maybe he is loving me a different way this week.
Feeling His Quiet Love
That must be it! In the midst of pain and darkness came a small victory. Even though, I was seeking him – I know now that he was near. He was allowing me to feel the pain, but preparing me for the small victories. The little things that brought tears with more joy than sadness. Zephaniah 3:17, “The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” is a verse that I celebrate this week. I know his love was quiet but his quietness has brought rejoicing to my life.
Closing Verse: ” O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!” Psalm 83:1
Challenge: God we know that you will sometimes be quiet, but may we constantly seek you to know even at those times you are working in our lives. My prayer is that God is not silent or still in your life.