18 Responses to If You Feel Like Giving God the Silent Treatment

  1. Linda Stoll says:

    You and I are kindred spirits when it comes to writing our prayers.

    Come to think of it, we are kindred spirits in a myriad of ways. I’m grateful you’re in my life, friend …

  2. “Perhaps what we should wonder, instead, is where would we be had the hand of God NOT been on our lives”…love the truth of this statement Lois, and what a great reminder when things are not going our way. It’s also such a comfort to reassure us that God is at work always! Your message is so encouraging, and your passion for God shines. I would love for you to share on #FreshMarketFriday:)

  3. Lois, I will be sharing this good word with my online prayer group. Bless you! xo

  4. Not why, but who? That’s what your words brought to mind. We can spin ourselves into a frenzy wondering over all the whys of every circumstance, rather than focusing on the fact that God is in control. That His plans are good and He is working in and through us for something bigger than our finite minds can see. And yes, yes – coming to Him honestly is so important. As if we could keep a secret anyways! 🙂 Love your words friend – as always.

    • Lois Flowers says:

      I think we are definitely on the same wavelength here, Tiffany! Thank you for adding this wonderful perspective … you and your words are a blessing to me!

  5. Karen says:

    I’m a big fan of praise (enter His gates with thanksgiving…) as a way to get past feeling like God has let me down or is distant. Once I start listing the many things I DO have, the things I feel like I DON’T have diminish in importance. Thanks for the post!

  6. Yes, I love the question you leave us with… what would have been if His hand wasn’t already on us??? We see such a small picture of what He’s orchestrating and rescuing, and He sees the grander picture, complex, and purpose-filled!
    That realization makes me want to shout, glad that even when I can’t see Him, He is at work!
    Stopping by your blog is one of my favorite parts of the week, Lois! So grateful for you!

    • Lois Flowers says:

      Christine, your words are a gift to me today … really and truly. So is your faith … knowing a bit of your story, it encourages my heart when you proclaim and hold fast to God’s faithfulness so consistently. Thank you for your insights here, my friend!

  7. Trudy says:

    “Where would we be if Jesus Christ were not, at this very moment, interceding on our behalf at the right hand of the Father?” I so needed to hear this reminder today, Lois. Thank you. Yes, He is always there. He is still loving us. Even when we can’t always “feel” it. Blessings and hugs to you!

  8. At one point in my Christian life, I feel into this very thing . . . dissatisfied with what God was doing, I wanted an “explanation” and saw inequity in His insistence that I pray to Him when His communication to me was “only” through the Word. What I saw as a search for justice was truly high-handed rebellion.
    Even Christians still need a savior — every day!

    • Lois Flowers says:

      Absolutely, Michele! I also think it takes a good amount of humility to recognize when one has engaged in what you aptly refer to as “high-handed rebellion”–so often not seen except in retrospect. I appreciate your insights very much!

  9. Liz says:

    YES! A hundred times yes. Acknowledging God’s love and presence IN our painful memories is tantamount for creating a trust in Him that moves us forward in faith!

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