Thursday, December 16, 2010

Godly Gals ~ ML Michaels


Season of Silence
By: ML Michaels


This morning I woke to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. I lifted my hands, my weak, weeping hands and I called out to the You once again. “My Lord do you hear me?” I’ve been brought to my knees by your silence, this dreadful season of silence. I opened my bible to search the scriptures for answers still unseen.

I want to hide in you Lord and hear that familiar voice in my heart. My peers have rejected me, and now they are my foes. Certainly Lord I feel abandoned as the suffering festers and grows.

But your voice has departed and left me wondering simply if I believe. Have I hurt you Lord or caused you to grieve that your quiet would be so overwhelming.

Gently, however, You deal with me though hard-hearted that I am. I've been found faithless in my quest for answers from You, still I seek You once again.

The vacuumed spaces are as echoing chambers of angered prayers lifting to the sky. I've wondered if my words are spoken in vain because my throat is parched and dry. Dreading one more lifted prayer, though my desperate heart whimpers in sorrow. I keep looking toward the day I hear You; praying its today and not tomorrow.

Waiting... this cruel turn of waiting; this period of patience and strife.
I am a woman left alone with her hopes that her Lord would answer her and return His voice to her life.

I’ve never seen a time like this where You continue on in silence. I yearn back for the days when You pestered me and your voice was my reliance.

Did I not turn my face to hear Your gentle speaking voice? I guess when I thought I was doing right-- turns out it was not a good choice.
Was there someone else out there that needed a word that I simply didn’t say? Did I abandon my Godly post for greener pastures seeking a worldly way?

Maybe I ignored Him too often and He’s found His season of rest possibly. I don't like being ignored, maybe I discovered; neither does He.


Prayer:  Dear Lord, I know you have a purpose for being so quiet. May I learn to trust in you while you are silent and working in my life. Let me learn to have confidence to know that you have not left me nor forsaken me. Comfort me Lord while I wait.


Bio: ML Michaels is a freelance writer/blogger and teacher from Atlanta, GA. She earned a BA in English(2003) and a MA(2009) in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She is an aspiring adult and children’s Christian fiction writer. Her devotions have been listed on Faithful Devotions and Granola Bar Devotions. She is married to a great guy and lives by Psalm 45:1, NIV “My heart is stirred by a noble theme as I recite my verses for the King, my tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.”

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Thank you so much ML for your powerful words! How many times have we yearned to say the very words you have shared with us today! Thank you for putting to paper our heart so beautifully!  We are so blessed to have you hear with us in the Godly Gals series!

I love when God uses REAL Women, REAL Life, REAL Faith in action and He continues to bring just the right women here week after week.  I pray that these Godly Gals are blessing you as much as they bless me!

As we inch closer to the end of the year I know that God has more of you waiting to share...seek Him this Christmas season and see Him in the everyday, ordinary life you live.  I can't wait to see what else He has in store for this series!






If you would like to share something for the Godly Gals series, then send me an email at melsworldministry {at} gmail {dot} com and I'll send you a copy of the submission guidelines.  

It's just a step...take it and see what He has in store for you next! 

I look forward to hearing from you!

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