Several of you have asked me how I find something to talk about every day. I don’t have a posting calendar or a topic’s chart that I can refer to when it comes to posting. I sit down at my computer and talk about whatever is in my mind. Today, my thoughts are all about silence.

Silence can be a good thing when you need to concentrate. I know my daughter wanted music playing when she was studying for a big test, but I always wanted silence when I did the same thing. But, that is not the silence that I am talking about; I am talking about God’s silence.

Every week I pray for the Lord to direct me to a topic that someone needs to hear. I try and pay attention to “signs” that might be occurring throughout the week. However, this week I didn’t pick up on anything. Maybe I was distracted by being in Florida with so many other people, but it seems like God was silent.

Last night, every time that I woke up, I prayed for a sign or a message to talk about. Once again, it seemed like God was silent. I started thinking about why He was quiet, and I began to worry and panic. How many of you can relate?

Have you experienced times in your life where you feel like God is silent? Maybe you have even wondered, “is He even listening?” “Does He care that this is happening to me?” What do we do when we feel abandoned?

The first thing that I do is examine “my” behavior. Have I been holding up my end of the relationship or have I been on auto-pilot and going through the motions? Whoops, I am guilty. Why would the Lord want to talk to me if I am off thinking about other things? So, what do we do?

Read His Word

Jeremiah 33:3

‘Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.’

The Lord is talking to us all the time; we only have to open our Bible to find His words. I want everything to come to me in the easiest way possible. Having to search and read in the Bible is harder than just looking for signs of His words.

Spend Time In Prayer

Psalms 17:6

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

The Lord hears your petitions, and the Lord welcomes your prayers. Are you talking to the Lord or are you the one being silent? We should use prayer as a way to grow closer to the Lord. We should tell Him our fears and our worries even though He already knows everything.

Pursue The Lord

Part of a relationship can mean that there are times when we need to be the ones in pursuit of the Lord. Our Lord is a jealous God, and He wants to know that there are no other gods before Him.

Exodus 34:14

14 Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

If you find that the Lord is silent, maybe that means that “YOU” need to be the one doing the talking. A relationship is not a one-way street, and we need to do our part.

Have A Blessed Day!

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25 Comments

  1. You are so right. It is wonderful to see a person pursue God, to love Him enough to miss Him and to seek Him out. It is also refreshing to see heart searching going on to make sure every thing is as it should be in our life. What a great plan of action to treat the silence and I thank you so much for it. Using scripture and not our own ideas is always the best. Man this sure was a good one.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks for your kind words. I was worried about this post since I wasn’t following a prompting. Silence is NOT golden.

  2. Another thoughtful lesson! Although I look forward to your colorful fashions, also look forward to your Sunday posts. Bless You.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks for following Kaye, and for taking the time to leave a comment.

  3. I really like this post. Thinking of my relationship with God as a “two way street” is so right. Like any relationship, you want to be thought about, loved and spend time with each other. Our relationship with Him is the same. He wants us to come to him sometimes not always Him coming to our rescue. Spend time with Him in prayer, reading His word. It’s so simple. I don’t know why it can feel so hard sometimes. Selfishness is the only word that comes to mind. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

    • Tania Reply

      I like how you phrased that, Johnna. We sure reach out to Him quickly when we want Him to come to our rescue. But, in times when things are going great, we tend to somehow put Him on the back burner.

    • Charlcy Green Reply

      What a beautiful message, Tania! We’ve all had those times of wondering why we don’t hear or see God. But God is everywhere and yet always w us if we ask and take time to listen. Have a blessed Sunday!

  4. Love your posts every day! Especially enjoy your Sunday post before I get ready for church.

    • Tania Reply

      Thanks for spending some time with me this Sunday morning.

  5. I have always thought that when He is silent he is being like a parent. Letting me learn on my own. As parents, we all know there are times we just have to let our kids learn by experience. His silence is a lesson for me and I am ok with that. Or sometimes I think He knows I know the answer. He is my ultimate parent.

  6. Hi Tania,
    Love this post! Every morning I have my first cup of coffee with God. Lately, it seems that I am doing all the talking and not so much listening. Thank you for reminding me to spend some time in the silence and just listen.
    Terry

  7. God speaks to us in different ways and yes we need to listen more. Our God is a jealous and loving God, we need to seek his help all of the time. Great post have a blessed day!

  8. Julie Thompson Reply

    Very good post! I really needed to hear this. Amazing Tania you worried that God was silent, but then you go and write such a powerful message! Goes to show God is ALWAYS there for us.

    • Dear Tania, Silence is the word I really need to work on. May I, Heavenly Father, learn to keep my mouth closed & listen in my quiet time, prayer time & when others are sharing their thoughts and concerns. Father, I just need to listen & don’t always jump in with what I think the answers should be. Proverbs 3:5-6, May I trust in you & YOU will direct my path 🙏

    • Tania Reply

      Julie, I feel the most pressure with my Sunday posts. I want them to be perfect and speak to the right person. I guess the problem is that I keep forgetting that “I” really has nothing to do with these posts. They are the Lord’s message and He knows what needs to be posted.

  9. Strange isn’t it, that you were worried about this post yet I thought it was one of your best Sunday’s post. I guess it spoke to me the most. Thanks.

    • Tania Reply

      Belinda, I am thrilled that you enjoyed the post. Isn’t it a great feeling to think that the Lord sent a message for you?

  10. What do you do for Bible Study? I’ve always struggled with this and don’t really know how to get anything out of just reading the Bible. But it’s what I desire!

  11. I agree with everything you say. I do find there is an additional meaning to the silence. When I have read my Bible, said everything to the Lord that I want to tell him, then I can rest in the peace and the silence, knowing He has heard me. Like sitting in comfortable silence with my husband or best friend.

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