Five Minute Friday

Silence Can Be Deafening

I’m discouraged as I wait on the Lord for direction and wisdom for decision-making.

I listen.
God is silent.
Most days I read His word just waiting for that still small voice or the verse that is going to leap off the page with the answer.
I listen.
Yet, there is no voice. No scripture being impressed upon me. The birds call joyfully to one another as I set the Bible down beside the book I’m reading on knowing God’s will.
God may be silent but I am not.
I cry out to Him. Pleading for some word to be spoken to my heart. Silence can be deafening when one is waiting for the voice of God.
Yet I know He is speaking in His silence…
“Seek Me. Wait for me. Keep praying and crying out to Me.
 I am always listening to you my child…”

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5 thoughts on “Silence Can Be Deafening”

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  2. Dear Debbie
    I think sometimes the birds chattering around us are actually God's way of talking to us. Perhaps we should more often just be still, relaxed and smell the roses!
    Much love XX

  3. I had to stop over from FMF when I saw the title of your post.

    “Silence can be deafening when one is waiting for the voice of God.” This
    is so true. I have experienced seasons of silence. They are so
    difficult, and not talked about enough. I believe they are seasons every
    Christ-follower goes through, yet they are rarely talked about. You are
    not alone.

    Have you ever read Preston Yancey's blog? He talks about
    silence and time in the wilderness a lot.
    I also have written about the thirst for God's presence (

    Hang in there! I'm glad you are still seeking Him in the midst of this season.

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