“I haven’t heard from you today. Is everything ok?”
“No one is saying anything. I wonder if I should peek. Maybe I’m the only one with my head still bowed.”
It’s funny how silences bother us. At a home prayer meeting recently, our pastor advised us that there may be times when no one prays. Don’t be uncomfortable in those silent times, he said. Hmm, I’ll try.
At home, my husband sits with the iPad and doesn’t say a word for half an hour. Or my friend hasn’t called or e-mailed for a day or two. I wonder if I’ve done something wrong. I wonder if they’re mad at me. I need words of affirmation to know everything is a-o-k.
More often than I care to admit, it’s the same with me and my time with God. I don’t feel like I’ve heard from Him. I rarely get that special “Rhema” word. He’s silent, and I wonder if He hears me at all. I wonder if everything is ok.
Is everything ok? Find out by reading the rest of the story from Ellen Chauvin.
Ellen has loved writing since high school, but this passion lay dormant for many decades. When her mom passed away in 2011,Ellen felt the Lord urging her to write her stories, stories that help her see His faithfulness in her ordinary, every day life.
She is passionate about scripture and shares the truth of God’s word at Ellen Chauvin (dot) com. It is there that she encourages ordinary women to walk in extraordinary faith.
Ellen has contributed to Deeper Waters, The Laundry Moms, The Consilium and The Message, a study magazine published annually by the women’s department of WEGOM, a non denominational evangelistic organization in