“Lord, I call to You; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If You remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit.”Psalm 28:1 HCSB
“God, do not keep silent. Do not be deaf, God; do not be idle.”Psalm 83:1 HCSB
We all experience times when God seems quiet; when we ask for His guidance and we’re left with silence. We may begin to lose hope. Even David called out to the Lord in his frustration and desperation. In those times, we can take some steps to begin reconnecting with the Lord.
First, remain patiently faithful. We must remember that even when we do not hear from God in the moment, He is still faithful. It’s important to keep practicing patience and faith, while trusting in God’s timing and plan for our lives.
We can continue to pray, read the Bible, and journal even when it feels like God is silent. These practices can help us reconnect with God and develop a deeper sense of spiritual awareness and understanding.
We can search for areas where we may be distancing ourselves from God. Maybe there’s an area we need to work on, so we’re attempting to hide it from Him in some way. Maybe we’ve had a loss or deep disappointment and we’re afraid we won’t like what He has to say. In those times, we can ask the Lord to hold onto us as we gently begin moving back towards Him.
We may also turn to a trusted spiritual leader, such as a pastor or counselor, for support and guidance. They may be able to offer insights and provide resources to help us navigate through the silence.
Let’s continue to look for signs of God’s presence in our lives and rely upon His Word. We may hear from Him through unexpected blessings in our days. Being open to His presence will allow us to hear God’s voice in new ways.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, at times You seem far away. We cannot hear Your voice. Lord, we want to understand the reasons. We long to find our way back to You. Please help us to hear Your direction again in our lives. In Christ’s name, Amen.
Journal: When has the Lord been quiet in your life? Ask the Lord to guide you daily.
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