His Voice Never Stops

Oct 10, 2022    Jeremiah Knoop

There are times in every Christian's life when it feels like God is silent.

David was called a man after God's own heart (1 Sam 13:14), yet there were times in his life when the voice of God felt deathly silent (Psalm 22:2). Job was called the most righteous person on the planet (Job 1:8), yet, in the midst of his deepest suffering, it felt to Job like God was silent (Job 30:20).

Perhaps you are sitting in the ashes of your own suffering right now, and it feels like God is silent. Hebrews 1:3 says that Jesus is "upholding all things by the word of His power." Jesus is the Word that spoke that universe into existence (John 1:1-3), and His word is continuing to hold the universe together today. This means that, as long as you and I exist, God is speaking! The moment He stops speaking is the moment you and I stop existing. Though (like David & Job) we may not always hear His voice, it's in these moments (or seasons) when God feels silent that He is calling us to trust in His goodness (Prov 3:5) and to wait on His timing (Psalm 27:14).

"For since the beginning of the world men have not heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen any God besides You, who acts for the one who waits for Him" (Isa 64:4).