Welcome Readers and New Subscribers! David Telbat here. Thank you for joining us today for a page from my Author Reflections. I was reflecting on a scene in Dark Liaison, and was wondering what it may mean to us when God is silent.
Silence is sometimes loud.
There is a scene in Dark Liaison when two operatives in the field have a conflict concerning their superiority of command. The chastisement from their boss, Corban Dowler, comes in the form of five minutes of silence in a Malaysian hotel room. After those long five minutes, Corban asks, “Is there anything else I need to say?” Both operatives get the message.
Silence works wonders for God, as well. Here are two thoughts:
1. God disciplines with silence, but it’s a silence that speaks loud and clear. As Corban did with his operatives, God’s disciplining silence makes us uncomfortable in our flesh. It is often just the message we need to get back in line, to work through whatever selfishness we may be exhibiting—and get back to work.
2. God encourages with silence. When we prayerfully consider God’s will and step forward in faith, God’s silence can actually be a confirmation that we are moving under His wings of protection. I like to think of this silence as peace, a place of encouragement. Or, “no news is good news.” Right? 😉
Next time silence from God seems to plague you, whether from discipline or otherwise, view it as a time of growth. Have you known this silence?
See you in the field!
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