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Friday, November 10, 2017

5 minute Friday--SILENCE


To be honest, this week’s word I don’t really want to write about.

Probably because I know SILENCE all too well. And I don’t have an answer

  •       When life does not go as you wanted it to—SILENCE

  •        When the bad guy wins--SILENCE

  •       You cry out to God--SILENCE

  •       You long for justice—SILENCE

  •       You want to know the future—SILENCE

  •       You are waiting for something to change—SILENCE

  •       You ask him why—SILENCE

Sometimes silence is so loud it roars!

The Bible is full of people just like us who also dealt with SILENCE. 

  •      Joseph—how many YEARS was he a slave, in a prison, seemingly forgotten

  •      Daniel—he spent a lifetime in captivity in Babylon (not fair!)

  •       Sarah—how long she waited on a promised son

  •       The disciples in the upper room—confused and bewildered

  •        Mary and Martha when Lazarus died and Jesus didn’t come—heartbroken and hurting

I relate to their frailty and admire their faith.

We  have the benefit of seeing beyond their reality. 

o   We see how God answered. 

o   How he showed up.

o   The end of the story.  The why.

o   The meaning or purpose of the SILENCE.

My response:

I wait on God to meet me in my silence.  He will!


  1. I agree, the silence can be so hard sometimes when we're just waiting for God to act, or at least to give us some indication of what he's doing! I'm grateful that there are so many people in the Bible who had to wait in silence and that as we read their stories we can see that God did have a plan. It definitely makes it a bit easier to have faith for our own situations. Visiting from FMF #33.

    1. Thanks for your comment and for stopping by my blog! It means a lot :)

  2. Silence from God is painful. But those heroes from His Word you mentioned and knowing He has worked during the silence every time in my own life helps add hope to the silence.

    1. Thanks, Debbie. He has worked in my life in a similar way. I appreciate you taking the time to comment!

  3. Beautifully said, Mindy! Even when we think God is silent, he left his Word to speak to us (but sometimes we want a roar or a flash of light, and all we hear are verses whispered in our ears).

    1. Thanks for responding to my post! It means so much to me!

  4. Love this, Mindy; the honesty and transparency here are so well-written...and I feel this way too.

    Thank you for saying that which I have not the skill to write.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    1. Thanks for your faithfulness in reading and responding to my blog, Andrew! I am praying for you and your situation. I think you write about it very skillfully in your blog, and I know it impacts many!