Wednesday, May 25, 2011

When God is Silent





When the nights are endless and the minutes tick by....



When the storms rage literally and figuratively around the Earth and in the cores of our beings....



When the tears won't stop and hope is hard to find....



When you need an answer more than your next breath......



When you scream to the Heavens at the top of your lungs, "Answer me!".....



And get nothing....


Except silence....



When you're begging for comfort, reassurance, guidance...



And you're left alone...



When God is Silent.....



He. Can. Still. Be. Trusted.

5 comments:

Missy Bennett said...

Amen.

Meredith Gould said...

For me, sometimes God *is* silence and calls me to a different type and level of listening as well as hearing.

John Reasons said...

Where's the "like" button?

Sue said...

Dear Brenda,

Seeing your post made me ache for how you must feel to write that.

But maybe God isn't being silent in the way you perceive.

Just maybe, your small self you, not the larger expanded soul you, is trying a little too hard to get God to interact with you in your way, not His way.

What if it's easy and natural and always available for us to be in communion with the Father?

What if you're in a quiet and intimate moment with God that needs no words, that you're interpreting as a no or as a negative silence that really isn't?

Having my own struggles lately, my own judgments about how life shouldn't hurt so much, I was listening to one of those self-help telesummit calls and came across a self-help inquiry that I find helpful.

Whenever I have a strong judgment that God isn't there or this hurts too much or I've screwed up x, or [fill in the blank with drama, chaos, judgment], the technique is to say "that's an interesting point of view." It doesn't judge my point of view--it just points out that it's my ego/small screaming tantrum self that's having a strong opinion at the moment--and that later, I might have a better or more productive or calmer point of view. That there is nothing wrong with having what is now, but that it is ONLY a point of view.

And somehow that helps it pass through rather than get stuck in my mind and I can let it go.

Sending you love and peace...

Sue

deodate said...

What a beautiful post - words that we have all felt, and the picture brings a tear to my eye.
Andie