Are You Wondering if God Isn’t Talking to You?
Have you ever asked this question, “God where are You?” Have you ever felt that He was not with you, that He had left you?
Or maybe you asked God, “Why aren’t You answering my prayer?”
The Psalms are full of verses that ask these very same questions. Isn’t it comforting to know that the saints of old wondered the same thing?
Job is a good example of this too.
Is God Ever Silent in Your Life?
In our walk as born-again believers, it may seem that God is silent, but God is never silent.
What looks like silence and inactivity to us is God allowing us the opportunity to listen to “the still small voice” and to see the provisions that He has made for us by faith.
Remember Elijah? He was so depressed that he went to hide in a cave on a mountain. He looked for God in all the wrong places… the wind, the fire, the earthquake… But where did he eventually find Him?
“And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.” I love the NLT version of this verse :-).
However, there are times when we have to walk in obedience to the light that God has given us before He sheds more light on our path. Tweet
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11).
Today, if you are in this place, remember God speaks to us through His Word. If God seems silent, try asking yourself one of these questions:
1. Have I stopped listening for His voice?
2. Have I allowed the cares of this world to plug my spiritual ears?
3. Have I neglected His Word?
I read a blog a few weeks ago that talked about our preoccupation with social media… maybe this is your distraction.
Remember, He may be speaking to us in a gentle whisper, so in a world of noise and distraction, we really need to refocus our attention on Him.
God does not often speak to us today in signs, wonders, fire or wind, but His Spirit does speak to us through the Word, and in that Word we have the “words of life. ”
Shhh… quiet your heart… Listen… do you hear Him? (share a comment)