Questions to Ask Ourselves when God is Silent

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1) Where is my focus?  How much have I truly wanted God and how much may I actually be desiring the things of the world (safety, health, physical needs…)?

2) When did I last hear Him and what did He say?  Was I obedient with the last message He gave me?  Did I learn and grow from it?  Was it an encouragement that I need to rest in during this rough time?  An exhortation that I still need to obey?

3) What things am I hearing and who is saying them?  Am I believing deceptive spirits and worldly advice?  Is the Lord speaking in small ways that I’ve brushed off as something else?

4) Am I really listening for Him?  Have I limited His response by assuming He will say something particular?  Am I open to Him speaking whatever He wants through any means?

5) Have I been willing and able to rest in His presence in silence?  Does my faith depend on His affirmation, or can I abide in Him knowing His silence is not an absence?

6) Do I know His voice well or is a personal encounter and relationship with God something I need to put extra focus on?  May it be that His silence is a hint for me to look for Him more thoroughly–an invitation that He’s hiding so that I can find Him?

7) How can I simplify my life to make room for the Lord’s voice?  How can I position myself to receive more of the Holy Spirit?

Have I forgotten anything?  Can you think of other helpful things to reflect on and consider when God seems distant, silent, or absent?

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2 thoughts on “Questions to Ask Ourselves when God is Silent

  1. Toladex

    Thank you so much for this wonderful topic and the useful hints.

    Another useful questions we may need to ask ourselves when God is Silent are:

    Have I been walking/working outside His will for my life? Have I been disobedient to some of His instructions and turn deaf ears to some of His commandments?

    Is God trying my faith and level of trust in Him like He did Job? If Yes, how do i know?

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