His silence is the sign that He is bringing you into an even more wonderful understanding of Himself. Are you mourning before God because you have not had an audible response? When you cannot hear God, you will find that He has trusted you in the most intimate way possible— with absolute silence, not a silence of despair, but one of pleasure, because He saw that you could withstand an even bigger revelation. If God has given you a silence, then praise Him— He is bringing you into the mainstream of His purposes. The actual evidence of the answer in time is simply a matter of God’s sovereignty. Time is nothing to God. -Oswald Chamber, My Utmost For His Highest
Allan and I have found ourselves in this place of silence. No further direction for treatments. No “ah ha” moment of clarity. In fact, our chiropractor/acupuncturist has offered to give me fertility acupuncture treatments for free (that’s a HUGE savings). However, for a few days after the offer, I noticed myself thinking a lot more about the failed treatments and getting impatient that we hadn’t gotten pregnant yet. This told me that I wasn’t ready yet to take him up on his generous offer. I’m not exactly sure when I’ll take him up on it, but I know I want to be in a place of peace (a place I thought I was in until it got a little rocked and my focus was shifted). As a result, I have been shifting my attention back to Him and what He is trying to teach me in this season.
A wonderful thing about God’s silence is that His stillness is contagious— it gets into you, causing you to become perfectly confident so that you can honestly say, “I know that God has heard me.” His silence is the very proof that He has. As long as you have the idea that God will always bless you in answer to prayer, He will do it, but He will never give you the grace of His silence. If Jesus Christ is bringing you into the understanding that prayer is for the glorifying of His Father, then He will give you the first sign of His intimacy— silence. -Oswald Chamber, My Utmost For His Highest
CAN GOD TRUST YOU WITH HIS SILENCE? If you currently find yourself in a place of silence, take heart and cherish this most intimate time with Him.