In the busy world, if you learn to wait upon God, to get alone with Him and to remain silent so that you can hear His voice when He is ready to speak to you, what a difference it will make in your life? Many of our problems overwhelm us simply because we do not set aside the time to be alone with God. So many voices are clamoring for our attention. So many philosophies and ideologies are thrown at us through the education systems and numerous books. The television or the CD player blares incessantly into many homes throughout the day. The internet enables you to chat with people of all perspectives long into the darkness of night. If we do not turn it all off and get alone with Him, how can we hear the still small voice of God?

“And after the earthquake a fire: but the Lord was not in the fire and after the fire a still small voice (I Kings 19:12) .God is no respecter of persons. God does not show partiality (Acts 10:34) He will meet us as He met with Habakkuk, if we will get alone and wait to hear what the Lord says.

When the Lord answered Habakkuk, He showed him what was to come in the future. The vision was yet for an appointed time. God assured Habakkuk that although he would have to wait for it, it would not fail. It would come. Whatever God says will come to pass. Like it or not, want it or not, it is certain because God is certain. It may be a long time before it happens. But if God says something will occur, then it will, because as He has planned it. And so it will stand. (Isaiah 14:24)

     When God is silent, it simply means that He has, for some reason, not yet chosen to say any more. Yet in the silence He is still fulfilling His purpose. He is still acting according to His character and sovereignty, whether we understand or not. Waiting is hard; silence is even harder. God is in control. Therefore whatever is happening will somehow work out for the good of us and our family. So we need to keep the watch of faith and to see what God speaks to us in a still small voice.

In North Atlantic, icebergs are often seen in winter. Ships are caught in violent storms and mighty vessels are tossed about like chips by the mountainous waves. How different it is with icebergs! Like majestic, white castles they glide placidly through the heaving sea. They are defiant of the mighty waves which are hurled against their towering wall and glistening heads. They do not bob about like a cork because the lower part is deep in the ocean where there is calm. When our lives are hidden with Christ in God, the storms of life are powerless if we could hear a still small voice assuring us of His protecting presence. Cheer up!