In this life, we face many different circumstances. Changes, excitement, joys, pain, trials, heartache, the list goes on. Often, the one thing we seek as we follow the Lord is wisdom, guidance, and direction as we go through each one of those circumstances. Every Christian seeks wisdom, asks friends and pastors to pray that the Lord would grant it to them, and beseeches the Lord themselves for this gift worth more than rubies. We are promised that He will give it to those who ask and only do right in so asking.
One mistake I think every single one of us makes during times of question marks and confusion is to mistake the silence of God for the thought that He isn't there. This simply couldn't be farther from the truth! We know, can claim, and are able to live by the Biblical principle, call it a Biblical "law" if you will, that all things will work together for the good of them who are the called according to His purpose. This, we know. All things WILL work together. Period. End of sentence, close the book. If we can keep our thoughts here, on the fact that this has been promised to us, how much more will the rest of our lives and perspectives fall into place? How much more will we be able to apply yet another principle - that of not worrying about tomorrow, not even about what we will eat, drink, or wear? Too often, we view that verse as a nice platitude or suggestion, but it's a command! Do not worry! When we keep our eyes on the fact that everything, no matter how hard or painful or good or joyous, will work for our good, we can then take up such a command, not worry, and leave it all in His hands!
A friend of mine often remarks that this principle - trusting Him because it all works out - is one of the easiest and simplest, yet hardest things to do. Because we, in our human frailty do not, or maybe often choose not, to do the one thing we all should - rest and trust in the One who has not only pulled our lives from the pit, but created the very heavens and earth which we so thoroughly enjoy. We are talking about God! The maker of all we know. How can we NOT trust this One so worthy of every bit of it? It is a choice we must make, dear friends, a choice to trust Him, a choice to give everything to Him, and a choice to believe that even in the silence, He is there, He is active, and He is working all things together for our good.
Do not mistake the silence of God for the thought that God isn't there.