Growing up, I heard that Silence is Golden. I wasn't really sure what that meant as a child. I just knew I liked to talk, but found myself with no one to talk too. I also was taught that kids were to be seen and not heard. I struggled to find my voice and when to talk.
As I grew older, I realize the importance of silence. There are times to speak up, but important to listen too.
Ecclesiastes 3:7 (NIV)
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak
God is a God who cares about you. There will be times of trusting God and in the silence of change, God is working behind the scenes of your life. Job was a man who loved God with all his heart. He went through some terrible things and there were times of silence. He kept doing the right thing and he trusted God through it all, but it doesn't mean it wasn't hard at times.
The message Bibles says this:
God Is Working Behind the Scenes “So, Job, use your head;
this is all pretty obvious.
Can someone who hates order, keep order?
Do you dare condemn the righteous, mighty God?
Doesn’t God always tell it like it is,
exposing corrupt rulers as scoundrels and criminals?
Does he play favorites with the rich and famous and slight the poor?
Isn’t he equally responsible to everybody?
Don’t people who deserve it die without notice?
Don’t wicked rulers tumble to their doom?
When the so-called great ones are wiped out,
we know God is working behind the scenes.
WE KNOW GOD IS WORKING BEHIND THE SCENES:
Job lived in a time of testing, trials and wondered in life. His heart loved God and he knew that behind the scenes of life, God was at work! We don't always see the results before we know to trust. We can not always lean to our own understanding, but to God's plan. Some of us have gone through some crazy things in life and others are just starting their journey with God. Learning daily and growing at our pace of life. It's important to keep a determination in God and know that nothing happens without God knowing it.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN ~
Trust God in the process of change
We can point out the negative in one day or we can point to the positive. Each day holds it's own blessings and we can feel the power of God through so many things. I can look up and see the sky that changes daily, walking to see flowers bloom or hear children playing. No matter what, life continues on through circumstances and we can make the best of each day. If we could only see how important one decision is in life!
SILENCE IS GOLDEN ~
There are times we must speak up. It's not okay to keep silent about something you need to change. Your voice matters and your opinion matters. I spoke to a woman the other day who was a bit confused about speaking up on a matter. I began to talk to her about her voice. She has never had a voice in her marriage and that really bothered me. Marriage isn't about one person but two people joining together. Each voice is important. She still feels like a kid inside and this is just how it is. Nobody can make her speak up in life, but her. It is like the message I wrote the other day, about leading a horse to water, but you can't make him drink. We can teach people how to speak up for themselves, but the bottom line is up to the person. So Silence is not always Golden!
My prayers are with you, your family and friends.