September 9, 2007
Are you disturbed by the silence of God? Some people are! They get nervous when He doesn't immediately answer. Many begin to question why. Some feel guilty, "I must have done something wrong - I don't have enough faith - He won't answer me because I am too weak." Still others deny His love or power. But these are all so very wrong. Listen to Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God." Also, Psalm 23:2 "He leads me beside the quiet waters."
Please notice that the silence and quietness and gentle waters are all signs of His wonderful presence. God is there even though He may be silent. Therefore, calm down, settle down, slow down, don't put yourself down, or don't put God down! Read these verses with faith, love and power. "Be still and know that I am God"--"I am here in your midst right with you." I am the ever present God in control of your crisis or fear. Reflect on His silence as the profound nearness of a loving God who surrounds you on all sides. It is O.K. to have a silent God for He will speak to you when it is the proper time.
~ Pastor Ron