Silence is His answer

21 March 2018

A lot of people take God’s silence to mean that He doesn’t exist or that He’s dead. But if we thought about the position we put God in with our passions, we’d realize that that He has no choice but to keep silent. We ask for His support in our misbehavior. He doesn’t make us feel guilty in any obvious way. He allows us to continue in our wicked ways and to reap the fruit of our personal sins. But if we turn to Him in repentance He comes quickly, faster than we expected. Knowing our needs, He often gets there before us. As soon as we express our requests in prayer, which are justified by the reality of our life on this earth, He’s already fulfilled them. So God’s silence is the most eloquent, the kindest answer to our misconduct.