Silence, instead of being a welcome friend to the soul of man, allowing him meditation and reflection, moments of quietude for the mind and rest for the soul, has become an enemy. In our generation today, with the hustle and bustle of our “citified” lives, many a soul finds silence uncomfortable. Dreadful. Too quiet. Mournful. Fearful. Perplexing, even questionable.
Our perception of silence as an enemy is impacting our concept of God’s voice, and though heaven is always pelting down loving messages to us, we fail to hear because the noise of our hearts is louder than the voice from God’s heart. We end up hurt because we feel unheard. So, allow me to describe just a little bit in poetic form, what it truly means, to a great extent, when we perceive God as being silent.
This year, attune your heart to His will, and tune your mind to His voice. You will hear Him more. Happy 2016.!
Divine silence does not negate the presence, the presence of the Spirit Being.
It does not signify inactivity or malfunction of the sacred order.
It does not nullify the eloquence of earlier covenants made.
It is not an emotionless void caused by lack of words.
Divine silence is for the sake of the human being.
It allows the mortal heart to find favor with God.
It opens the human insight into seeing the way He leads.
It is a holy experience that into the heart of man He calls.
Divine silence is a voice of calm.
It beckons the listening heart “come.”
It cheers the wounded soul with His soothing balm.
It sings over His children their hearts to be won.
Divine silence is a most loud whisper.
It is to the heart that hears Him, audible echoes.
It is peace at morn and noon, joy at every vesper.
It evokes a song at calm or amidst raging billows.
Divine silence is an academy of enrollment,
It is a school to prepare the heart for enjoyment.
It is a moment of sacred sacraments.
It has no space for the soul’s bereavement.
Divine silence is a call to a high standard.
It proves Divinity can with His promises trust you.
It speaks secrets eternal to the remnant.
It means your soul to His holy will He has wooed.
Divine silence is broken,
When the sacred voice His will has spoken.
Its power is evident to the chosen.
For Divinity is once and for all risen.
Divine silence prepares the heart to recieve.
Through these moments the heart is relieved.
For with expectations that Divinity gives,
The remnant can trust that His secrets He will reveal.
Job said, “Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! …I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.” Job 23:2-3, 5.
So when you experience the silence, the yearning to hear Him speak, then remember,
HE GAVE OF HIMSELF…
He gave of Himself.
No other gift could suffice.
No other token could appease.
No other treasure could qualify.
No other gem could win the battle.
No other power could fight.
No other blood could atone.
No other pearl could quantify.
No other value could measure.
No other person could have been.
No other character could have won.
No other creature could have survived.
No other voice could have been heard.
No other song could bear the tune.
No other feet could walk the path.
No other hand could bear the scars.
No other rib could endure the piercing.
No other head could hold the crown.
No other conscience could remain so pure.
No other words could echo such Truth.
It had to be Him,
Are you yearning to hear His voice? Like Job, are you saying, “behold, I go forward, but He is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive Him (verse 8).
Though this may be your experience, like Job, may your conclusion be, “but He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold (verse 10).
No other love, but His!