Keeping Still, When God Seems Silent.

When God Seems Silent

One of the hardest things to do, is to do nothing when we feel we should be doing something.  This belief carries over into our spiritual walk with God. 

We take our request to God, we wait a few days for God to take action, and if he does not move soon, we take the matter over into our own hands. 

Don’t Let The Flesh Rule

However, the Bible tells us “Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him” (Psalms 37:7).  It may be easy to be silent for a day or two, but if it takes longer than that, it seems like our flesh goes into war with our spirit.

“Is God really going to do this?”, ” Why do I not feel him?”, “It seems like nothing is happening”.

Sadness, depression, and doubt all follow these discouraging thoughts that enter our minds and then the tears began to flow. 

Within ourselves, we silently ask God “Are you with me?”, “Do you hear me?”  “When God?”

What Is The Spirit Saying?

In times like this, if we listen closely within our hearts we will hear the Holy Spirit gently speaking one single word “wait“.

At that time, he may give no explanations as to why we are to wait. However, in our hearts, we know this is the only thing to do.  Psalm 46:10 tells us Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

We know If we move out in our own will or in our own time, only disaster  will come. 

The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 4:7  For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

Do you hear this? 

God Is Much Closer Than We Think

The Bible tells us that he is in all things, that means our homes, our jobs, our children, our relationships, our finances, our sickness, and our pain.  If we would call on him, he makes it his responsibility to fix it. 

That same scripture says God is nigh, meaning that he is near us.  It may seem like he is distant from us, but that is not what the word says.

It says he is near us.

He is close to us.

He is right there beside us.

In fact, he is so close that he can’t get any closer.  He’s right there in every circumstance or situation you face, be it good or bad God is there.

Psalms 139:7-10 tells us: Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast (NIV).

In The Silent Hours, Trust God

So when we decide in our heart that we are going to keep still, what we’re really doing is allowing God to work things out exactly as he plans and in his perfect timing. 

When we keep still before God, our actions alone tells Him-I Trust You Lord. When we keep still before God we are acknowledging that only God alone can work out this situation and turn it around. 

Keeping still before God is powerful because it is in our human nature to do something by our own ability, strength, and knowledge. 

So does keeping still mean that we are to do nothing at all? 

Follow His Lead

Definitely Not! It means we are following his lead. 

If he tells me to go right, then I’m going to go right. If he tells me to go left, then I’m going left.  I’m going to do exactly what he leads me to do, and if I feel no leading at all then I will seek him more,  I will pray more, I will read more, I will fast more. 

In other words, I’m going to stay in his presence until he leads me.  ‘

From my heart to yours, I ask that you please share this message. I know there is someone out there who needs to read it.

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About The Author

Denise Davis

Child of God, Wife, Mother of two beautiful daughters, Registered Nurse, Blog Writer, in a nutshell that’s who I am. I hope you enjoy my blogs! God bless and thanks for visiting!!

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