What to Do When God Seems Silent

Recently, I’ve been struggling with God seemingly being silent in my life. I’ve asked for guidance on a few issues, but I get no answer, positive or negative.

Today, I asked Him to give me a verse that I could use to write a devotion about, and He may have led me to Psalm 73:25-26:

Whom have I in heaven but You?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

This got me to thinking: “Yes” and “No” aren’t the only possible answers. I should know better because I’ve preached this to other people countless times. God sometimes answers “maybe” and He also sometimes says “wait”. “Wait.” Hmmm.

So, my answer is to wait. But, the verse able says more than that. It says I have nobody else in heaven other than God Himself. So, while I wait, I need to remember that He is the only thing that matters.

This line of thinking means that it shouldn’t matter to me whether He answers or not. He is still my God, and my ever-present help in times of turmoil.

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