The Silence of God ~ Andrew Peterson





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Published on Sep 24, 2009

first time I experienced that God "turned silent" on me I thought I should go crazy... as it went on for days, weeks and months I became more and more broken down, felt more and more frustrated, left alone and had an emptiness inside that can't even be described- it was terrible... I needed so bad that God would speak to me, if only just a few words... if it was a loving word of comfort, a correction or a "get a grip on yourself" wouldn't made a difference- it would still have felt like heaven on earth- because He would at least have said something... It's a strange place to be, because everything around you looks like normal, life has to continue as normal- but at the same time, nothing is as normal. I've experienced it some times, and it's just as terrible every time, because I need God so much, I need Him in all my life. A dear sister I know of, was taken through a month like this a year ago, she described it as "the dark hour of the soul". We do experience it different, but I think we all find us self to be lost without God...

WHY do God turn silent on us some times? I don't have a good answer on that, because I've never heard any talk about it. But what God showed me after first time was that He was testing me, He wanted to see what was in my heart, and for me to see what was in my heart. The verse God used to enlighten me was from 2.Chron.32.31b *God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heart. *(NIV) We see different aspects looking at different translations; here's a couple more: GNB: *God let Hezekiah go his own way only in order to test his character. * CEV: * God let Hezekiah give his own answer to test him and to see if he would remain faithful.*

In my Norwegian Bible there is a referral to Deuteronomy 8 that's about why God took the Israelites through 40 years in the desert - especially verses 1-5 are recommended reading about this. God humbled them, He tested them- would they still follow Him, would they still live according to His word? WILL WE in the times when God turns silent us? What is in our hearts?

Something important to remember and understand; even though God turn silent, He hasn't left us. God has said that He will NEVER leave us, He is always there, He is still surrounding us by protection and care, He still provides- the difference is that we don't hear Him speak to us, we don't feel His presence- but He IS there! Question is; what is in our hearts? Will we remain faithful and obedient also in times like this?

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Andrew's new album "Light for the Lost Boy" was released on August 28, 2012.


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