What Do You Do When God Is Silent?

15 May 2016

So today at church the topic was:

What do you do when God is silent?

We were given the scripture of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 which says;

To everything there is a season,
A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born,
    And a time to die;
A time to plant, 
    And a time to pluck what is planted;
A time to kill,
    And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
    And a time to build up;
A time to weep,
    And a time to laugh;
A time to mourn,
    And a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones,
    And a time to gather stones;
A time to embrace,
    And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to gain,
    And a time to lose;
A time to keep,
    And a time to throw away;
A time to tear,
    And a time to sew;
A time to keep silence,
    And a time to speak;
A time to love,
    And a time to hate;
A time of war,
    And a time of peace.

When I got home and reflected on this, especially on the closing of the sermon which stated we must keep close to God and keep pressing forward a song came to mind. Juanita Bynum's "In the Silence".

Its such a powerful song. Silence can be frustrating but what do you do in those quiet times can truly make a difference. Don't lose faith still push forward.  What do you do when you feel God is silent? 

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