In silence, God hears our cry,
In silence, He draws us near.
In silence, we wait on Him,
In silence, we trust His heart.
Something big is about to happen that only in silence,
He works best to accomplish His will for us.
Psalm 62:5-6 says, “My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.”
We often wonder what God is thinking when we feel He is silent. We want Him to speak to us and let us know whether He can see our suffering. We badly want Him to save us from our misery and dry up our tears. We cry out to Him but all we hear is silence. Total silence… “Are you there?” we ask. We feel alone and distant from Him. We feel that He is absent, even though He is not.
Over the years, I have come to understand more of God and why He operates in desolation. He is not distant nor is He absent. He is actually in the background operating silently in the events of our lives, working out the other side and fighting the battle for us.
I recall the song, “Trust His Heart” by Babbie Mason, which beautifully expresses what we should do in moments of silence: “So when you don’t understand, / When you don’t see His plan / When you can’t trace His hand / Trust His heart….”
We will continue to experience “silent periods” in the course of our walk with God and we must realize the benefits of these.
The Benefits of Silence
In silence, we learn to reflect on ourselves. He will allow us to see what we have done wrong and help us to correct those things. He will also speak and eventually reveal His purpose.
In silence, we seek His Word for guidance. The Bible is full of promises that can provide insight and direction for what we need to do next.
In silence, we pray and wait patiently for Him. His timing is different from ours, yet it’s perfect.
It is in the toughest times of our lives that He expects us to trust in Him even more. God is faithful, He will never allow any problem or circumstance to defeat His children.
We should remain steadfast and learn to trust God more, even when we don’t really understand the “WHYs” of life.