Swimming Upstream: “Sometimes The Lord Is Quiet…So Just Wait”

Right now, in my life, the Lord is quiet. Very quiet.

I don’t think it’s a sin problem on my part; or that it’s a lack of my seeking Him. How can I be sure, right? I have peace in my spirit; there is no churning restlessness within me. Just peace.

Why is the Lord quiet? Over the years, I have learned that when He is quiet, He is about to do something in my life. Maybe change or rearrange something within me. His quietness is sort of like the still before a storm.

Does this mean my life is in perfect shape … with no problems? Oh heavens no! Everything is up in the air. There are loose ends all over the place. Disaster awaits us just ahead if He doesn’t answer our prayers, but what’s new, right?

And yet, He is quiet.

So, what do I do?

Be still, and know that I am God… (Psalm 46:10)

Swimming Upstream appears at this blog site on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. It’s  a little of this and a little of that, all written  to encourage and exhort believers in their Christian journeys.


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4 responses to “Swimming Upstream: “Sometimes The Lord Is Quiet…So Just Wait”

  1. Most christians do’nt understand the quiet in the wait.God gets quiet when He told me to do something and i havent done it.And that is to say that He wont give anymore instructions until i do what He first told me.Its like scrambling eggs,you cant put the eggs in the pan without putting butter in the pan first.

  2. opusfan

    When I think about the apostle Paul, my mind pictures a man constantly on a missionary journey for the gospel. And then I recall Galatians 1:18, “Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to get acquainted with Peter and stayed with him fifteen days.” (NIV)

    Even the great apostle to the Gentiles had a long period of waiting and preparation before God turned him loose to preach the gospel.

  3. ghostwriter,

    Thanks for your comment. You’re right, sometimes the Lord has tells us something to do, and then, He’s quiet until we do it.

    But sometimes, He’s just quiet.


    Good point.

    Leonard Ravenhill designates these three years of Paul as his “quiet years.” From then on, Paul’s life was anything but quiet.

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