WHEN GOD IS SILENT

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“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Psalm 119:105

What do you do when God is silent?
This is the question we intend to answer via today’s devotional.

How does one go through times where the leading of God or the voice of God is so desperately needed and it seems as though God is stalling or playing silent?

The mistake many believers make is equating silence to absence. The fact that He is silent about a matter doesn’t mean He is absent. We have a good Father. He is ever-present!

The first thing to do when God is silent is to follow His word.

I once heard someone say, in a jokingly serious manner, that “If you what to hear the voice of God, read the instructions of God from the bible out loud”. As funny as this might sound, it’s actually true.

More often than not, we are asking questions that have already been answered in the scriptures. This may be why God is silent on a matter.

For instance, a young man may ask the Lord “Lord, this business deal is not pure. It’s not legal. But I really need a source of income. Can I?”

Similarly, a young lady may say to the Lord “God, this guy is not a believer yet, but I really like him. Can I marry him?”

These questions are likely to be met with silence, not because God is insensitive about what you’re going through, but because His word already provides an answer to that situation.

Another thing to do when God is silent is to be responsible. This point can’t be over-emphasized.

It would be irresponsible for a man to sit idle at home simply because he hasn’t heard God speak concerning what direction his career should take. The word of God already instructs us to avoid the road of irresponsibility.

“And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.”
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12

Does it seem like God is silent? Follow His word and be responsible. He is not absent. He is ever-present. He lives inside you!

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