Have you ever felt like God was oblivious to the trials in your life?
You are not alone! Even Jesus felt like God had forgotten him. When he suffered on the Cross, Jesus cried, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt 27:46) God certainly had not forgotten Jesus, but instead took an active part in fulfilling his redemption plan. As Christ willingly laid down his life as a sacrifice for our sins, God the father stood by in anticipation for Jesus’s next words, “It is Finished.” (John 19:30) When Jesus faced that trial of a lifetime God remained silent. God’s silence does not mean that he was absent nor uninterested. Instead it shows strength of character that he allowed the cross while saying nothing.
If God allowed Jesus to silently face the cross, why would we believe that He would treat us differently? God is shrouded with mystery. His ways are infinite and higher than comprehension. Sometimes for reasons unknown to us, God allows us to walk through times of silence, moments when He chooses not to speak. Although He does not explain His every action to us, we can trust that His silence does not mean that He is uninterested, nor uninvolved in our lives. God loves us and sometimes he demonstrates His trust in us by allowing us to experience quiet moments in the midst of difficulty.