Sometimes our feelings tell us that God is silent. But when we complain that God is silent, when we’re straining to hear the voice of God, what we’re really saying is that we have exhausted this final decisive Word He has spoken to us in the person of Jesus and in the pages of Scripture. It’s as if we are saying the Bible has nothing further to say to us, that we’ve seen all there is to see in Jesus and heard all there is to hear in the gospel, that it has no power yo speak into our current situations.
But have we? Have we exhausted what Jesus has to say to us through his words and his ways and his work?
Or have we only given it a casual hearing, skimmed his Word like the newspaper and decided it simply doesn’t apply or has no appeal?
– Nancy Guthrie, Hoping for Something Better: Refusing to Settle for Life as Usual. Tyndale Momentum. 2007. 4.