Thursday, March 15, 2012

God's silence

A quote from my very dear friend who has seen God move and work when everything was darkness:

In times of silence God is preparing His best.

As humans we sometimes tend to think of waiting in wrong ways and become frustrated. There is waiting in traffic, waiting for the mail to come, waiting for a child to finally stop an annoying habit, but then there are serious waits. 

...waiting for an illness to be healed, waiting for a wayward loved one to come to their senses, waiting for life changing decisions to be made, waiting for any job to open for you, ...

Waiting can be agony.  We cry out to God who certainly hears us!

I waited patiently for the LORD;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1

Waiting can be very long suffering; full of patience.  For a handmaiden of the LORD, waiting is actually extremely active for us.  We must always capture our thoughts, control our worry, and run to Him in our agony while we wait; even if these waitings are for years.

God's patience:
do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?
Romans 2:4

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9

So, dear handmaiden of God, if you are still waiting, if your agony only continues, do not lose heart!

God hears you, He sees you!

In times of silence God is preparing His best. Continue to wait in Him.

For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 

For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:15-18

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.  So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.
Galatians 6:9-10

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