My friend, I don’t know where you are in your life right now, but, let me encourage you that you God desires to speak to you. And you NEED God to speak. He wrote the manuscript for our lives before we were born. The moment He speaks, everything changes. His words provide direction and healing comfort.
With all these amazing promises, we could wonder “Why then is it so difficult to hear sometimes?” or even harder, “Why is God sometimes quiet?”
This is where I hope to encourage you...
Let me guarantee you first, friend. God will speak. He loves you so completely-more than a lover, BFF, or close family. He loves us enough to let us go through times of pain and . . . silence.
My husband and I found ourselves in a desperate situation like that over six years ago. Having been in the ministry over a decade, our world around us completely unraveled. Many friends & family abandoned us, and everything we had given our lives to was desecrated, smashed, and ruined.
“I acknowledge your pain.”
I began to weep! You know, the embarrassing, uncontrollable kind. But the God of the universe had stopped all His “universe running” to acknowledge me and that’s all I needed. A part of me was healed right then and there.
You see, God will speak.
Hagar was Sara’s maid who bore Abraham a son. On two separate occasions, we find her in a wilderness, utterly rejected. (Genesis 16:6-13 and 21:14-19) Each time, God initiated a conversation with her and gave her hope. She even named God “The One who lives and sees me.”
Don’t take silence or wilderness experiences as abandonment.
Antoinette Sands has been married for 14 years to her childhood crush. She and her husband, Doug, live in southern Delaware and enjoy life near the ocean with three beautiful children. She currently is the worship leader at Bayshore Community Church and has a passion to write music, lead others into God's presence with worship, and encourage women on their journey in life. You can follow her on twitter at: @antoinettesands or friend her on facebook "Antoinette Sands" for her latest music recordings and life updates.