“If God is silent, what’s that to you?
If he turns his face away, what can you do about it?”
Job 34:29
(MSG)

So, you’re waiting on God. You’ve been waiting. You keep waiting. Waiting, waiting, waiting. God’s not showing up. He’s … in a word … silent.

Job is kind of like Opposite Day in the Bible, where for about thirty chapters, everything you read from Job’s friends is wrong. God comes around at the end (sorry to spoil it for you) and says He’s fed up with the friends. They’re idiots.

But then, you can’t just go Screwtape Letters on it and take the reverse of everything they say, because some of it is true. 34:29, for example, is spoken by Job’s friend Elihu and really hits home for me. So God’s being silent. What are you going to do about it? Are you going to turn your back on Him, the One who can actually do something about it?

Or do you stick it out, knowing that if anybody knows the best thing and can do it, it’s Him?

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