I was sitting in a waiting room yesterday afternoon and was checking newsfeeds and I saw a tweet from Kate Motaung with the hashtag, #fmfparty and she was asking for suggestions for the word prompt for the Five Minute Friday party later in the evening. I tweeted “persist”, she announced QUIET at the party I didn’t go to! I saw the word about ten o’clock and honestly, I thought it would be hard to write on until this morning as I was doing my “read through the Bible” and the Lord said, “This…”
When God is QUIET
I’ve known the Lord a long time but I’ve been walking with Him for about twenty-four years. I’ve learned a lot and one of the things I’ve learned is that He is a good, good Father. We’ve had numerous conversations about Fatherhood – He and I; my earthly father was a dad-fail but NOT Him…always good.
There are two instances in our Lesson Book, the Bible, where God is quiet. So quiet, the silence wasn’t only deafening, but downright awful. We’re not talking about praying for something for two weeks and not hearing from Him. Or, fervently praying for someone for fifty years with no outward evidence of an answer.
We’re talking about 400 years.
The length of time between the time when Jacob and his sons, and all he had, moved to Goshen in Egypt, (while son Joseph was in the palace of the Pharaoh) and the time when Moses went back to tell his people it was time to leave, was 430 years.
We are talking Q U I E T, y’all.
No apparent hope.
No written words of encouragement.
No signs of deliverance.
I’m not sure I could’ve survived. I probably would have given up. Hung my harp!
But, when God breaks the QUIET?
He always brings REDEMPTION.
If you are going through a season where your prayers are hitting the ceiling (or so it seems); God isn’t doing some new thing in your world; a time of quiet?
Hang in there. Stand firm. Have hope. Have confidence in this…
THE REDEEMER IS COMING and He will turn the quiet into dancing and great joy!
07:00 (I went over!)
(P.S. NO, the photo is not me!)