Silence Loud and Clear – Psalm 13:1
I do not like those times when God is silent. No, not one bit! David didn’t like it either. He once said; “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will you hide Your face from me?” (Psalm 13:1)
What is God saying when He is silent? “Nothing” you might say; “that’s the problem.” But is He really saying nothing? I think He means His silence to be heard. Sometimes I think He is saying; “I’ve moved on; are you just going to sit there or are you going to join me where I am now?”
If we think of our spiritual walk like a trek up a rugged mountain we realize that there are times when we want to stop and rest on a level that has a good view. We think that this is good enough, why go any higher? God has continued to climb however, (wanting us at the peak), and now His voice is out of our reach. He hopes we will miss not hearing Him and start climbing again.
Once I was complaining to the Lord for being silent with me for what seemed a very long time and finally He spoke. He said; “It is more valuable to keep on moving and pressing when you feel this way than when things are easy.” I take it “more valuable” means: more spiritual muscles are developed, more faith is exercised and more endurance for the long haul of life is learned.
Okay, okay, I’ll start climbing again. His silence speaks loud and clear.