The Psalmists sometimes felt this way (Psalm 13).
Why does this happen?
1. Perhaps we've ignored God's previous advice and He's waiting for us to obey the last step before giving us the next (James 1:22).
2. Perhaps He's testing our faith to see if it's strong enough to weather periods of silence (1 Peter 1:6-7).
3. Perhaps He wants us to learn perseverance (Romans 5:1-5).
4. Perhaps it's simply a sign that God's ways and wisdom are far beyond our understanding and what we call silence isn't really silence at all (Isaiah 55:8-9).
So what should we do?
1. Judge our actions honestly, and repent or obey if we've failed in some area.
2. If God brings no sin to our minds, be content that God has His purposes in "silence."
3. Continue to trust and wait.
Let's use times of silence to grow in whatever ways God has planned for us.
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