Psalm 10:1 Why, Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?
Does God appears to be silent in your trouble?
I guess the answer to this question would depend on who you ask. The answer would definitely depend on your relationship with God or without God.
David, in his time of pain and suffering from the hands of his enemies, complains to God about what appears to be God's absence during his time of trouble.
In David's mind eyes, God appeared to be standing afar off in stillness , watching him suffer and doing nothing about it.
In other words, David felt deserted by God, which caused Him to believe that God was out of reach or inaccessible in his time of trouble, so he thought.
David's concern did not seem to be so much about his troubles, but God's presence in his time of trouble.
If we could be honest for a moment, I am sure we all can agree that at one point or another in all of our lives, we too have felt as if God was not present with us in our times of trouble.
I believe that there are many things in life that presents itself as an opportunity to burden or weigh people down. I am sure when God appears to be silence, the opportunity called "doubt" is one of those distractions that weighs down heaven on the minds of many.
Regardless of what you may be going through on today or what thoughts that may be running through your mind that are contrary to God's Word, God declares on today that He is your very present help in the time of trouble in Psalm 46:1
Perhaps you are dealing with a medial illness, unanswered prayers, a wayward child, an unsaved spouse, a financial issue, employment issues, temptation, persecution, rejection, a wounded past, a family member that has gone astray, a divorce, a death or even a long term medical condition.
Whatever your situation is on today, when you pray, you must believe that God hears and answers prayer!
Sometimes, God appearance of silence could be His answer.
I believe that sometimes our prayers are not answered the way we look for them to be answered is because God can do more through us and in us by not answering our prayers the way we want Him to.
There is a work taking place on the inside of us as we wait on God for answers to our prayers.
It is in the wait where our faith is being built, our trust in God is being built, our character is being built, our hearts and ears are learning to be more in tuned to God voice through His Holy Spirit because we are listening in a more desperate way than we would have if we did not have a problem.
Sometimes God’s answers are delayed for reasons beyond our knowledge. But remember, God's delay is not God's denial!
The good news on today is the fact that God knows all about your situation. He is the "Sovereign God" and He is ever present even when he appears to be absent.
Psalm 10:14-But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
What you must remember when God appears to be silent is that God's grace is sufficient for you.
In the darkest hour of your life when your troubles seems to be so great and God appears to be silent, you cannot give up on God, even if you are tempted to.
Yes, you may feel like throwing in the towel on this Christian journey, but what will you benefit from doing that? Nothing, but making your troubles worse.
Who else can you turn to for the help you need? Who is greater than our God? No one!
Any help other than God is temporary. People love you one day and turn on your the next.
Instead of giving up, you need to keep praying, keep reading your bible, keep believing, keep on being obedient to God's Word, keep the faith, keep trusting and believing God, knowing that He is in full control of your situation.
If you stay the course with God, even in your darkest hour, the light will shine again. Psalm 30:5b-Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
When morning come, you will be glad that you did not give up, but stayed the course with God. Not only will you come out victorious, but you will also come out with a testimony.
Anyone can have faith in God when the pantry is full, when the bills are paid, when the bank account is in the black, when all appears to be going well, but the true test of our faith is how we respond during those times of high tide and stormy winds and rain. Those times when we are unable to see our hands in front of our face.
Regardless of what you may have to suffer in this life, there is always Light at the end of the tunnel for us as Christians.
Scripture declares in Revelation 21:4-. God will one day wipe away all tears, and there will be no more pain. Oh, what a day of rejoicing that will be.
Remember, only God can make things right when life seems to be going wrong.
When God appears to be silent in your trouble, "HOLD ON"! God promises to never leave you nor forsake you.
God bless and I love you all.