Believing when He is Silent

February 3, 2009

# 10

Trust

                I remember when I was a young girl, probably in Jr. High.  My brothers had a poster hanging in their room.  It was of a beautiful sunset with shades of oranges and reds.  There was of a silhouette of a young girl sitting on the top of a rocky mountain.  She was looking at the sunset and she was alone.  The words on the bottom of the poster read:

 

I believe in the sun, even when it goes down.

I believe in love, even when I am alone.

I believe in God, even when he is silent.

 

                I found myself reminiscing and asking, “Do I believe in God even when He is silent?”  Do you believe in God even when he is silent?   Do you even believe in God? 

                As a young girl, I thought how cool it would be to have such a trusting faith in our God when we face tragedies in life and God seems to go silent.  How great when we have that blind faith in God, when we physically can’t see Him, yet we still believe.  I discovered I was no longer in the position where I had to “THINK” what it would be like; instead, I was now in that place where I needed to blindly trust in God’s promises because I was in it - I was living it out!  I found myself repeating over and over in my head:  When you can’t see God’s hand, trust His heart.

                Where are you at?  Do you still believe even when God seems to go silent?  You pray and pray and it seems God is not listening or even cares?  Go to Him.  Tell him of your frustration and doubt.  Then release it.

 

Father God:

 

I come to you with a transparent heart.  I struggle with believing you’re actually there when I can’t see you, feel you, or even think you hear me.  Forgive me for my doubting and my unbelief.  Fill me with your Holy Spirit who brings comfort and peace and may my faith be restored.  Amen

 

So don’t worry, because I am with you.  Don’t be afraid, because I am your God.  I make you strong and will help you; I will support you with my right hand that saves you.

                                                                - Isaiah 41:10

 

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