Everyone is trying to make sense of this past year, and I think most of us reach to God for answers. He is pleased when we turn to Him, even bringing our doubts and questions with us. The key, though, is to be willing to receive His answer, including times when all we hear is quiet. That may be the hardest thing for me, impulsive and impatient as I often am.
I have to remember that silence from God doesn’t mean He isn’t working. It’s an opportunity to choose to trust in what the Lord is doing. If I pick wisely, I’ll find peace. If not, I’ll start leaning on my own understanding, which never satisfies my soul.
“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.”
“By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.”