If God seems silent, nowhere to be found, there could be legitimate reasons. God is never silent without a purpose. Even in His silence, He speaks. Why would God be silent, distant and practically non-existent in your life – especially when you need Him? There can be several tremendously practical reasons.
I won’t go into all the reasons here (this is a Bullet Blog), but I do want to explore one reason why God can be silent, because it can be the most common. I’ve learned this first-hand in my own life. One reason you may not be hearing from God is because you may have been treating Him as if He were non-existent, or perhaps, at best, as a spiritual “genie” whose “lamp” you rub only when you have a wish you want to be fulfilled.
If we treat God as non-existent, there can come a time when He will begin to live up to our expectations.Zechariah 7:13 (NIV) says
“When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen.”
If we haven’t been listening to God, there can come a day when God won’t listen to us. The good news is that the very same book that has the above verse, begins with these words:
“Return to me, declares the LORD Almighty, and I will return to you,” (Zechariah 1:3).
THOUGHTS TO PONDER: Is it time for you to return to God, or to come to Him for the very first time? Today is a great day to walk withGod, or to begin walking with Him in the first place. After all, no one who ignores God will ever come out a winner in the eternal scheme of things. In fact, those who do will probably waste a lot of time and energy in the here and now, too. Why wait to fulfill your destiny?