Thursday, August 06, 2009

When God seems silent

What is happening when God is silent? It's a question that Psalm 74 asks. In the face of those who mock and insult him, God appears not to be doing anything or saying anything. "How long Lord?" is the question, but no answer comes.

The key to living through the silence comes in the middle of the Psalm. Instead of focusing on the present, the psalm writer remembers the eternal truth "But God is my King from long ago; he brings salvation to the earth."

Whatever the reason for God's apparent silence, this fact remains true, eternally true, and reliably true.

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