Psalm 62: “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.” (v. 1-2)
“Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” (v 8)
I think that one of the most difficult parts of my faith life are the times when there is perceived silence from God. Now let me clarify that I do not and have not ever heard the audible voice of God.
Although there have been times that I have asked! “Speak to me Lord…tell me what to do and I will do it…” these requests are followed by silence.
But there have been times that I feel God has spoken to me through other people, or an open or closed door, a hitch in my spirit about a decision that needs to be made. So while it isn’t an audible answer…there are times I feel clearly led by God.
As a perfectionist and people pleaser I want to follow God’s plan for my life…and sometimes I just don’t know what that is and I am so afraid of making a mistake.
What if I take a wrong turn, will I ruin my chances at my best life?! Will I mess it all up?!
But the verses in Psalm 62 bring me comfort.
For God alone my soul waits in silence because from Him comes salvation.
I don’t need to seek out anyone or anything else…God is my refuge and my strength and I can pour out my heart to him.
There will be times in my life that I don’t know what to do. Times when I ask for direction and may not get a strong leading one way or another. During those times I can wait. I can calm my spirit and ask God to lead me when He is ready.
While I’d love my life to be on my time table I have learned that it often isn’t! So I will continue to seek Him, to ask for guidance and lean on Him when I need help. He is my refuge, my guide….
Silence doesn’t have to be a bad thing, maybe it is just an opportunity to still ourselves and wait.
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