Have you ever missed-placed your cell phone? Yeah, sarcastic question! An easy find is just to have someone call it for us, right?! But what about when you have it set to vibrate? You need to be very quiet to hear the vibration. Likewise, many times we run through life on speaker phone and never silence the noise around us long enough to hear a word from God.
For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.Psalm 62:1-2, 5
Listening and silently waiting to hear from God is what our souls need. But I also think we hear from Him more than we want to admit. We hear what we don’t want to hear –
“Faith is not demanding what we want; it is trusting God’s goodness in spite of life’s tragedies” (Dave Branon). Who wants to hear that?
Frankly, we must trust God with ALL OUR HEART and not lean on our understanding of a situation (Proverbs 3:5). God sees all the ends and outs—whereas, our view is very limited –trust Him . . . sit in silence to hear from Him; and trust Him with what we hear . . .
After all, “the life of faith is the only one that will please God.” (Ray E. Baughman)
“My faith is to rest not in the outcome I think God should work out for me, My faith rests in Who God is . . . the quietness of my heart is the fruit of an absolute confidence in God.” –Elisabeth Elliot
Cry Out! for Silence!
“O God, I have tasted [Your] goodness and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God . . . I want to want [You]; I long to be filled with longing; I thirst to be made more thirsty still. Show me [Your] glory, I pray, so I may know [You] indeed. Begin in mercy a new work of love within me. Say to my soul, ‘Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away.’ Then give me grace to rise and follow [You] up from this misty lowland where I have wandered so long.” A.W. Tozer