Have you ever heard the phrase, he may not come when you want him, but he’s always on time? What do you do when you call God and He doesn’tcome or answer right away? How does it make you feel? Does doubt rise up? Do you begin to question his love for you? God’s silence is difficult to accept. We want Him to leap into action when we call, especially if we are sick, hurting or afraid. However, since He promises to meet our needs, we can be sure that His silence has purpose.
When He is silent, it pushes us to trust him more. It also pushes us to stay deeper in His word. Mary, Martha and Lazarus were close friends to Jesus. Lazarus was even referred to as “the one whom you love”. That would lead us to believe that if they called, Jesus would drop everything and come right away. Not only did He not come immediately, but by the time He did get there, Lazarus was dead. Surely this was a mistake. Surely Jesus did not do this on purpose. Jesus even said “And for your sakes, I’m glad I wasn’t there, for now you will really believe…” (John 11:15)
Read the story of Mary, Martha and Lazarus and learn when He is silent, He is still working on our behalf,