Static Connection or the Silence of God?

Static Connection or the Silence of God?


Are you feeling right now that God is way too silent or, at least, the connection is static at its best? Don’t worry. Help is near. God is near.

There is no event so commonplace but that God is present within it, always hiddenly, always leaving you room to recognize Him or not recognize Him, but all the more fascinatingly because of that, all the more compellingly and hauntingly.

–Frederick Buechner

There sure are different seasons in life. Sometimes God seems to be silent. Sometimes the connection feels static. But God is in control. Not you. That means that your hope is not in you, either. Your hope is in God. And that frees you to live fully.
When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself.

God may be invisible, but He’s in touch. You may not be able to see Him, but He is in control. And that includes you–your circumstances. That includes what you’ve just lost. That includes what you’ve just gained. That includes all of life–past, present, future.

–Charles Swindoll

The best way to connect with God is prayer. Keep on praying even when God seems to be silent. God wants to live in you, to be your everyday companion. Keep on praying and know that God is right there with you no matter how you feel. No matter how static the connection seems to be. God is there. Full of compassion, full of love, full of grace.

Anything that is of concern to you is fair grounds for prayer. The power and beauty of prayer will come shining through in the specificity of your praying. God will cease to be “out there” or “up there” and will come to reside in your everyday life. God will not be Creator only but will become Companion.

–Steve Harper

Life is life. We are called to live our lives with Jesus. There is nothing better than that. We are called to breath in God’s grace and breath out all the negativity of the world. We are called to live out our faith in our messy lives. That’s why there are some static connections once in awhile. But God is near. God does care.

The mystery of life is that the Lord of life cannot be known except in and through the act of living. Without the concrete and specific involvements of daily life we cannot come to know the loving presence of Him who holds us in the palm of His hand. . . . Therefore, we are called each day to present to our Lord the whole of our lives.

–Henri J. M. Nouwen

When we do present the whole of our lives to our Lord we are blessed. God is delighted to answer our prayers. God’s blessings are not earthly things but divine gifts that nourishes our souls. God knows what you need even when you don’t know it yourself.

The Lord is glad to open the gate to every knocking soul. It opens very freely; its hinges are not rusted, no bolts secure it. Have faith and enter at this moment through holy courage. If you knock with a heavy heart, you shall yet sing with joy of spirit. Never be discouraged!

–Charles Spurgeon

Rest in God, my friend. Rest in God. Don’t over-analyze your connection. Don’t worry why God seems silent. Rest in God instead. Place your hope in God, not in you, neither in your feelings or happenings. Rest in God, there is nothing more amazing, wonderful and trust-worthy in the whole wide world.
Rest in God because he is good.
Rest in God because he loves you.
Rest in God because his love endures forever!

Gracious God,
Thank you for your steadfast love!
Thank you for always being there for us.
Be praised forever and ever!
Give us your grace to always place our hope in you.
Help us to toss away anything than hinders our trust in you.
Bless us as you seem fit and needed.
In Jesus’ name,

Q4U: How do you deal with static connection or the silence of God?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, on your faith journey. Don’t be discouraged! Be bold & place your trust in God!

Photo courtesy of Robin Ogilvie

2 thoughts on “Static Connection or the Silence of God?

  1. Anna, I really enjoyed your Post today. It caused me to think about what I do when God is silent and I need His help. I have learned that when I cant see His hand, to trust His heart. Therefore, I comfort myself with His words. "I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out – plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for." Jeremiah 29:11 (MSG)

  2. Thank you so much, Carrie, for your thoughtful comment! Yes, God will never fail us. His love endures forever! Even if we don't feel it all the time. Blessings to you!

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