What do you do when heaven is silent? What do you do when you cry out to God and there is no answer, or at least you can't hear it? This happened to David. He kept crying out to God,David was being attacked by the wicked a frequent occurrence in his life. You must remember that when he prayed these prayers of judgment, he was not seeking personal revenge. No, he was praying as God's king over Israel. David wanted to see the wicked judged because they were attacking the people of God, the ones from whom Godís Word and His Son would come."Do not keep silent, O God of my praise!" (v. 1).
Why is God silent at times? It may be because we aren't listening or we don't want to listen. A sinner can't find God for the same reason a criminal can't find a policeman he's not looking. Sin makes us turn a deaf ear to God. When Adam and Eve heard the voice of God in the Garden of Eden, they ran and hid. Children often do that when they disobey.
Sometimes God is silent because we aren't ready for the message. He wants to talk to us about something, but we aren't ready. We have to go through refining trials to make us ready to listen.
God is sometimes silent because He knows we aren't willing to obey. He is always ready to show us His will, but He shows His will only to those who really want to do it. Jesus said in John 7:17,Obedient people always hear the voice of God."If anyone wants to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine."
Finally, sometimes God is silent that He might test us to teach us the importance of silence, the importance of waiting on Him. Waiting helps remind us of God's sovereignty.
The silence of God is one of the difficult tests of faith. What should you do when He is silent?