Seasons Of Stillness ~ Reposted from God’s Grace Fullness

Right now I’m in a season of stillness. To me and to the world my life seems hidden.  This means that when I pray for my family or myself I don’t see any fruit. God is silent, not in a way that He is ignoring me but silence, to allow me to grow in my faithfulness. It’s very hard and I struggle, not everyday but some days… I get discouraged.

Everyone around me is flourishing while my spiritual life appears dead. I’m left thinking did I offend God? Maybe I prayed for something I shouldn’t have.  I press in and seek His face and I’m still not hearing Him.

But you know what? I may get discouraged, yet I don’t stay discouraged. I continue to seek His face, His Word, His heart and stay faithful in this season of stillness. Why? Because I think about how far He’s brought me and not how far I need to go.

Once this season is over, His promise will breakthrough like sunshine on a gray cloudy day. It will give way to new life.

Paul tells us, our troubles are light and momentary and are in fact achieving for us an eternal glory that outweighs them all. Is this not encouraging enough to continue to press in?

In our human thinking we think we should not be faithful because there is nothing to be faithful for because our circumstances do not appear good. However, from God’s perspective you can be faithful and need to be faithful, because He is in charge and is working things out behind closed doors for His purposes. His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts than our thoughts. Isaiah 55:9

This is the scripture I’ve been meditating on; That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2Cor 4:16-18

Will you continue to press in with me? Seek Him, who is the author and finisher of our faith? Let’s allow God to work so we can come into full bloom! Xoxo!

 

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Comments

  1. Thank you for that inspirational story Debbie. I am in that place of stillness too. Have been since my husband passed in January. But I know that God is with me and so is my husband. It’s just hard living alone after 25 years with him. Thanks again and God Bless you.

    • Hi Susan, I know just what you mean, how much stuck in time. I have been too sense my husband passed a way, it’s be 10 years ago, but it seams like yesterday. I hope you feel better soon. it’s not easy to jump back into life. but you will , God love you, give it to Him, And don’t take it back, I am on face book if you would like to talk, or for anything. God bless you and your’s
      and stop by my page on face book. at kay stafford

  2. Debbie, we do go through seasons of waiting. Waiting that seems never ending. Yet the Lord has promised He will never leave us or forsake us, and we can know that He will walk with us there. Blessings to you!

  3. Juanita Sternenberg says:

    Very good post. I, too, have experienced those times of God’s silence. Even the psalmist David asked God, “Why are You hiding from me?” But I know beyond a doubt, “My Redeemer liveth”!!!! I trust Him even when I don’t hear Him. He is so good, faithful, and merciful. He never fails!

  4. Love this..TY. TY. TY. <3

  5. Desiree'Chambers says:

    Well said, been there several times in my life. It is always a learning time for me also. Thank you for your transparency. This is what “the Church” needs more openness and reality.

  6. Thank you for this post. We all have seasons of quietness when we are trying to find our place in God’s plan and turn inward. I find I turn to prayer and meditation at these times to make the deep discoveries in my soul and find my place in this world. At this time, I’m a daughter caring for my Mom and trying to find how my life can develop in this situation. I know God is with me guiding me on this path.

  7. Vicki Tidwell says:

    Debbie–I often wonder, after a celebrity I was fond of passes on, whether he/she was a believer or not. I am so happy I found this site, because I will never wonder about you…of course, you may very well outlive me anyway–so it won’t matter, then, will it? Lots of love & gratitude for the joy you brought to me over the years through your films & music.

  8. Beth Minnich says:

    I too am wondering if God is holding out on me because of past greiviences I have caused Him! Struggle daily with depression. I had a mental breakdown nine years ago and God told me then: Be Still, and know I am God! I was so into myself (crying, seeking, and wondering if I could pass through the screen and make it to the other side. You need to be still so you can hear what God is telling you. He does not usually speak loudly; you need to spend quiet time (with Him) so you know His guidance. I still struggle with that….I was just diagnosed yesterday with three compression strains in my back; so once again, it is like: Lord, why me? Then you reminded me that I need to be quiet once again to see where the Shepard leads me. Bless you; I love this site! All thing are possible through Him who strengthens me! Bless you Debbie and may your journey lead you to peace in His arms! ♥

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