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The Silence of God: Week 2

Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace and be not still, O God” (Psalms 83:1 KJV) In our journey with Christ, we may experience His silence at times. Here are two of five reasons for the silence of God in our lives:

  1. To get our attention that God is drastically shifting His will in our lives, our families, the church, and our country. Isaiah 42:14 says, “I have long time holden my peace [kept my silence]; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.” God is sovereign to do what He wants and when He wants, without getting our permission. This may result in His silence so we can re-shift our thinking and attitudes about divine change He is bringing in our lives.
  2. That judgment is preparing itself for a situation. “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour” (Revelation 8:1). Isaiah 65:6 says, “Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but recompense, even recompense into their bosom.” The silence of God can come as a thief in the night for the wicked, but it comes as a warning for self-inventory to His covenant children. Prior to the death angel coming throughout Egypt, there was a short silence. This enabled Moses and the children of Israel to prepare and brace themselves for the judgment and not be harmed by it.

How to Pray:

I declare and claim the grace of Jesus Christ to accept the purpose of God’s silence for my life with a good attitude. I will wait on You Lord with confidence. I will wait on You with my hand on the plow for reaching lost people. Teach me Your voice in silence so that I do not miss it when encountering so many other voices that distract me from Yours. Teach me to run to You and not the arms of flesh while You are silent in my life so that I am not seeking to please the flesh while I am waiting to hear from you. Amen

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