Keeping Still, 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 minutes for God to take action, and if he does not move soon we take the matter over into our own hands.  However the bible tells us “Be silent before the LORD and wait expectantly for Him” (Psalms 37:7 Holman Christian Standard Bible).  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 follows these discouraging thoughts that enter our mind and then the tears began to flow.  Within ourselves we silently ask God “are you with me?”, “do you hear me?”  “When God?” In times like this, if we listen closely within our heart 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 heart 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?  The bible tell 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. He is closer than close to 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-He’s 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).

So when we decide in our heart that we are going to keep still what we are really doing is allowing God to work things out exactly his way and in his 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 perfectly work our situation out or 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 we do nothing at all.  Definitely No! 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’m going to make no move at all until he speaks.

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 and please share a word of encouragement in the comment section below for other who read this post.  Thanks in advance!

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  1. Shawn | 22nd Mar 15

    This was very timely for me because it is exactly where I am. The enemy is trying to make me give up. I’m holding fast with trembling hands that God never leaves me…

    Thank you for this word

    I’m hid with Christ!

  2. gsharp521 | 11th Aug 14

    Good words of wisdom..for are we are directed to wait upon the Lord who will renew out strength.

    • denise davis | 11th Aug 14

      Thank you!

      • gsharp521 | 11th Aug 14

        I need to type better or at least proofread it so my correction is…..For we are directed to wait upon the Lord who will renew our strength. And I have added “with patience we possess our souls” and our destiny……

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