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When God goes Quiet

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God quiet

There have been times in my past, where God seemed to go quiet, where I had no sense of His presence in my life. Those are the worst of times.

I now realize that when God went quiet, that was when I sought Him more earnestly. Maybe God goes quiet in my life on purpose. Because every time that happens, and every time I seek Him more earnestly, He seems to come back into my life more fully, and He always feels closer than before. The quiet times are always followed by stronger times, where our relationship feels more solid and certain.

My sense is that God is coaching me along in our relationship, in a personalized way that He knows will work with me. He may interact differently with you.

It seems like it’s been a long time since God felt quiet in my life. I’m now at a point where I cannot imagine living without a sense of His presence. I’ve come to rely on God so much that I can’t handle living without Him. I now feel like He will never go quiet again. And I’m so grateful. Thank you Lord.

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Author: C.J. Penn

Reflections on a double life... I'm just a wanna-be writer. What's it like trying to do serious writing while also being consumed with a full-time engineering job? Between the two, I sometimes don't get much sleep. But I love writing - it gets me out of bed when it's way too dark, just so I can do some work on my book before heading off to work. I'm also passionate about the truth of God and Jesus, a truth that is not always visible in the outward view of the Christian religion. It's this passion that has pulled me out of bed to write for over 6 years now, still working on the same book, a book about truth. Will it ever be finished? God knows.

13 thoughts on “When God goes Quiet

  1. Great comment on the dark night of the soul. Thanks for the perspective.

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  2. I’ve had these times also. It seems for my situations, it was always when I got distracted with my will instead of his. He allowed me to try it, fall, then picked me back up when I cried to him. I think I’ve kinda learned now for the most part, but I’m still tempted to be try things my way often.

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  3. I’m currently in a time like that but my struggle is pushing forward and more in His presence to seek Him. But I know He is here with me these are the times that He desires for me to pursue after Him….He pursues me so much it’s nice to be pursued as well. Thanks for the blog!

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  4. That’s so amazing. I am working on my trust issues with God. Working on that trust and faith daily. I’m so happy for you, my friend.

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  5. That’s wonderful! I’m starting to feel the same way.

    What you’re experiencing seems to be mirrored in this passage: “The time of spiritual desolation is also a time for being resigned. When a soul begins to cultivate the spiritual life, God usually showers his consolations upon her to wean her away from the world; but when he sees her making solid progress, he withdraws his hand to test her and to see if she will love and serve him without the reward of sensible consolations.” ~ Uniformity with God’s Will, translated from the Italian of St. Alphonsus de Liguori

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  6. Thank you for this. I can definitely relate!

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  7. In those quiet periods when His presence isn’t as loud, I too have learned to seek Him even more. Great post. Thanks for stopping by my blog…

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  8. Hmmm. When I’ve found Him “quiet” it was really those times when I thought I could handle things. He’s a gentleman, He won’t force conversation on you. When you realize you desperately need Him, He’s there like He’s always been with lots to say.

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  9. I absolutely agree with you. That too is my experience with God. I have become so very much reliant on His presence that I don’t know what life will look like without a permanent awareness that He is there for me. One day God actually rebuked me for neglecting my fellowship with Him. He loves it when we commune together. Thank you for this post.

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  10. Your post is a great example of maturing in faith! To desire God’s constant presence in our lives and to recognize when He is missing from our lives. I have learned that God does not turn His back on me. It is me that looks for God in the wrong places. I thank God that He relentlessly pursues me and woos me back to Him!

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