When God seems quiet
There are periods of time in our lives, days, months, sometimes even years when it seems God has gone quiet or taken a vacation. It feels as though we were left alone, that all our prayers are going to voice mail, or worse, we’re getting the please hold message. “Your prayers are very important to us; please hold for the next available representative.”
What do we do when this happens? How are we to press on, to be faithful witnesses when it seems like there is only emptiness?
We press on; we do the next thing, we pray always, and keep reading the scriptures. This morning the Psalmist cries out: show thou me the way that I should walk in; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
We may not be given clarity immediately on things like careers, or spouses, or trials, or whatever it is we are struggling with, but we see clearly who our God is. As we’ve wandered with the Israelites through the desert, in their time of delivery we have seen time and again that when they thought the answer and solution they were seeking was never going to come, it was right around the corner.
Even in the darkest of hours, don’t lose hope, for joy does come in the morning.