The song says, “Silence is golden.” But is it? Waiting can be hard, especially when the time of trouble grows long. How can we wait on the Lord in silence? Silence is a period of time in which people do not talk. The whole purpose for not speaking is to listen. God is up to something. He is always working to accomplish a great purpose in your life.
Jesus tells us to listen with the ears of a disciple. That means we listen with our ears and our soul. This kind of silence before God indicates, intentional listening. It’s a purposeful leaning in; to hear a word from the Lord.
To wait in silence means you are waiting in hope. Your flesh could be in a state of despair; however, your heart can be full of trust in the Lord your God. You still live in a fallen world. You are not home yet. Your journey on earth, can become arduous and yet full of joy because Jesus is your Rock and your Salvation. You are always protected, inside His fortress. He alone is your fortress. You belong to Him.
You choose to not be shaken; even when the dirt in your life quakes under you. You don’t know what to do because there seems to be no earthly resolution. Remember:
“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him…On God (alone) rests your salvation and your glory; your mighty rock; your refuge is God.”
Prayer in Motion:
Lord I choose to wait in silence before You. “Speak Lord for your servant is listening.” I am listening with the ear of a disciple. “You are my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Thank You Lord for what You will speak to your waiting servant. In Jesus Name. Amen