She has been on the matter for sometime. “Pastor, God is not saying anything to me regarding this issue. He speaks on other matters but not this. What could be wrong?” Well, since I’m not God and omniscient, I could not exactly point to what’s wrong but I gave her scriptural guidance on how to deal with divine silence.

Friend, God is a speaking God, but He is not a talkative. At times, He speaks frequently to us on matters of destiny, and at other times, He chooses to keep silent. You need to know how to go through seasons of divine silence. Many people have confused divine silence for consent and have made a shipwreck of their destiny.

“…there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour” (Revelation 8:1). There was silence in heaven! If it happened in heaven, it would happen on earth. Are you currently going through a season of divine silence? Perhaps, God is not saying anything regarding your marriage, business, ministry etc. The problem is not the silence but your interpretation of it.

God was silent over Abraham for 13 years; he had missed God’s plan. He wanted to fulfil a divine vision via human strategy (Genesis 16:16, 17:1). Avoid haste. Don’t try to help God. Divine silence tests our patience and submission to the will of God (Isaiah 28:16). Saul could not wait for Samuel to show up; he went ahead to sacrifice and truncated God’s plan (1 Samuel 13:8-14).

Sometimes, God chooses to be silent because He expects you to know better. As a Christian sister, why are you claiming that God is silent when you are asking Him if you should say “Yes” to an unbeliever man? You should know better. You read your Bible for a reason; you have attended Church all these years for a reason (2 Corinthians 6:14). God cannot be mocked; you cannot play smart around Him.

When God seems silent over your affairs, don’t stop praying, and never cook up a pseudo response from God (Isaiah 30:1-3). Beyond hearing God, those prayers are doing something to your spiritual sensitivity. Stay on the last instruction; sometimes God is not saying anything new. Keep doing what He told you earlier until the next instruction. Stay calm and be at rest. God is around the corner even if He is silent (Psalms 46:10).

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure Nigeria