God Is Silent

God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:03 am

I'm not sure what is going on in my life, but that I feel God has been silent for a long time. I have prayed non stop for the Lord to speak to me but I never hear anything, or hear from others around me concerning this matter. I am in the Word constantly, and in daily devotions with the Lord every morning, but I feel lost.
I have been stuck in the same job for almost 5 yrs(a Prison) I have tried finding another job but to no avail have come up empty. I have not gotten 1 raise in the 5 yrs that I have worked for my employer, and have asked my boss on a few occasions for a raise, but all I get are empty promises. My company made 1.4 Billion dollars last year.. With my youngest daughter sick and having to go to many specialists to find out what was wrong with her we are pretty broke right now.
I know that the Lord wants me here for whatever reason even-though I find it hard to understand why. I go through times of depression often, and wonder if God really loves me? Am I really His child? Am I saved?
There is this increased sense of oppression in my life right now, and it is so hard to fight through it everyday. I need the over flowing power of the Holy Spirit to fill me up. I want the Lord to be so real to me that there is no doubt in my mind that I am His. Than you for your prayers.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby burien1 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:25 am

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Re: God Is Silent

Postby Spreading Salt on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:56 am

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My prayers will be lifted for you daily. :a2: It seems that my favorite catch phrase lately is "bloom where you're planted". I find it comes up repeatedly these days as we all tend to struggle in our circumstances. Trust the Lord. You belong to Him. He is on your side! You are His child! For this season, trust Him.

Dearest Yeshua,

I pray for peace in Dr. D's life today. Please comfort him and still the barbs and lies of the enemy. May he finally hear the whispers of You in his life. The reasons really don't matter Lord. It's all for Your Glory, for You! Help him to remember that and to look for the opportunities he needs to recognize in his situation. Thank You for providing for all his needs. We are certainly a needy bunch aren't we? You are our Great Provider. Help us appreciate the many blessings we do have. Thank You King of Kings. Amen.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby Spreading Salt on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:03 am

:a3: bump so this request isn't lost in my other responses Dr. D!
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:53 am

Thank You Guys for your prayers. Trying my best to bloom where I am planted. I talk about the Lord every chance I get, and there have been many times he has used me here to encourage fellow Christians.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:06 am

Some of my depression I know is from lack of sun light. there are no windows were I work just cement blocks.. :(
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby Abiding in His Word on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:22 am

drdos, I am so very sorry to hear of the conditions that are causing you such worry, depression, and financial concerns. Life just plain sucks sometimes. I don't say that lightly because it just does. The worst periods in one's life can (it seems) can be endured when the presence of God is evident and manifest. But when it seems He is silent and far away, the turmoil is compounded. Even Jesus cried out in anguish when He didn't feel the presence of His Father. He felt all the same sadness, oppression, injustice, and rejection that we often experience in this world.

All I can do is thank you for sharing these things so your sisters and brothers can hold you in prayer...mostly asking the Lord for understanding and strength to hold on to Him as closely as you can. He is our only refuge in times of sorrow and confusion. Our performance doesn't cause Jesus to love us any more than He already does...it's our relationship with Him that enables us to have hope and confidence that He's there beside us in our suffering. And I believe He grieves along with us because of the things we suffer and the difficult trying times. He reminded us that in this world we would have times of tribulation.

It may be a time of "faith-testing" I don't know, but please rest assured that He is there. He is there. Remember the hardships Paul endured throughout his ministry but found the strength to say he learned to be content in whatever circumstances he found himself in.

Sending you a big virtual hug... and praying for you.

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P.S. I don't believe in the "grin and bear it" solution as He knows when we're wearing that mask anyway. I've often cried out and verbalized my hurt, anger, etc. He knows how I'm feeling anyway. I do have to ask forgiveness for my outburst later, but emotions are real and often surface without warning. :mrgreen: He is our great High Priest who has experienced all those emotions as well.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:04 am

Abiding in His Word wrote:drdos, I am so very sorry to hear of the conditions that are causing you such worry, depression, and financial concerns. Life just plain sucks sometimes. I don't say that lightly because it just does. The worst periods in one's life can (it seems) can be endured when the presence of God is evident and manifest. But when it seems He is silent and far away, the turmoil is compounded. Even Jesus cried out in anguish when He didn't feel the presence of His Father. He felt all the same sadness, oppression, injustice, and rejection that we often experience in this world.

All I can do is thank you for sharing these things so your sisters and brothers can hold you in prayer...mostly asking the Lord for understanding and strength to hold on to Him as closely as you can. He is our only refuge in times of sorrow and confusion. Our performance doesn't cause Jesus to love us any more than He already does...it's our relationship with Him that enables us to have hope and confidence that He's there beside us in our suffering. And I believe He grieves along with us because of the things we suffer and the difficult trying times. He reminded us that in this world we would have times of tribulation.

It may be a time of "faith-testing" I don't know, but please rest assured that He is there. He is there. Remember the hardships Paul endured throughout his ministry but found the strength to say he learned to be content in whatever circumstances he found himself in.

Sending you a big virtual hug... and praying for you.

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P.S. I don't believe in the "grin and bear it" solution as He knows when we're wearing that mask anyway. I've often cried out and verbalized my hurt, anger, etc. He knows how I'm feeling anyway. I do have to ask forgiveness for my outburst later, but emotions are real and often surface without warning. :mrgreen: He is our great High Priest who has experienced all those emotions as well.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby wkc on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:45 am

:hugs2: Hey Dr ... don't want you to feel alone. Seems like there is a lot of that going on right now. Hubby and I were talking about the same thing last night ..we are both experiencing a similar sense of silence. I know in the depths of my soul that the Lord is hearing our prayers because HE certainly lets me know when I'm out of line. His Spirit is still indwelling.

My guess, if there are a lot of us going through the same thing, is that the Lord is working in our lives to fulfill a purpose, perhaps He is wanting to bring us to a new level of intimacy with Him, "Abide in Me". We can be sure it is for our good even though it sure doesn't feel that way sometimes.

Hang in there, He will not be silent forever. May He bless you with encouragement today. :hugs2:
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:50 am

wkc wrote::hugs2: Hey Dr ... don't want you to feel alone. Seems like there is a lot of that going on right now. Hubby and I were talking about the same thing last night ..we are both experiencing a similar sense of silence. I know in the depths of my soul that the Lord is hearing our prayers because HE certainly lets me know when I'm out of line. His Spirit is still indwelling.

My guess, if there are a lot of us going through the same thing, is that the Lord is working in our lives to fulfill a purpose, perhaps He is wanting to bring us to a new level of intimacy with Him, "Abide in Me". We can be sure it is for our good even though it sure doesn't feel that way sometimes.

Hang in there, He will not be silent forever. May He bless you with encouragement today. :hugs2:
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby RaptureReady on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:58 pm

Dr. D, I hope this message speaks to you. It is not something I wrote, but copied from something I once read, for my encouragement file.

He answered her not a word (Matt. 15:23).

He will be silent in his love (Zeph. 3:17).

It may be a child of God is reading these words who has had some great crushing sorrow, some bitter disappointment, some heart-breaking blow from a totally unexpected quarter. You are longing for your Master's voice bidding you "Be of good cheer," but only silence and a sense of mystery and misery meet you --"He answered her not a word."

God's tender heart must often ache listening to all the sad, complaining cries which arise from our weak, impatient hearts, because we do not see that for our own sakes He answers not at all or otherwise than seems best to our tear-blinded, short-sighted eyes. The silences of Jesus are as eloquent as His speech and may be a sign, not of His disapproval, but of His approval and of a deep purpose of blessing for you.

"Why art thou cast down, O…soul?" Thou shalt yet praise Him, yes, even for His silence. Listen to an old and beautiful story of how one Christian dreamed that she saw three others at prayer. As they knelt the Master drew near to them.

As He approached the first of the three, He bent over her in tenderness and grace, with smiles full of radiant love and spoke to her in accents of purest, sweetest music. Leaving her, He came to the next, but only placed His hand upon her bowed bead, and gave her one look of loving approval. The third woman He passed almost abruptly without stopping for a word or glance.

The woman in her dream said to herself, "How greatly He must love the first one, to the second He gave His approval, but none of the special demonstrations of love He gave the first; and the third must have grieved Him deeply, for He gave her no word at all and not even a passing look.

"I wonder what she has done, and why He made so much difference between them?" As she tried to account for the action of her Lord, He Himself stood by her and said: "O woman! how wrongly hast thou interpreted Me. The first kneeling woman needs all the weight of My tenderness and care to keep her feet in My narrow way. She needs My love, thought and help every moment of the day. Without it she would fail and fall.

"The second has stronger faith and deeper love, and I can trust her to trust Me however things may go and whatever people do. The third, whom I seemed not to notice, and even to neglect, has faith and love of the finest quality, and her I am training by quick and drastic processes for the highest and holiest service.

"She knows Me so intimately, and trusts Me so utterly, that she is independent of words or looks or any outward intimation of My approval. She is not dismayed nor discouraged by any circumstances through which I arrange that she shall pass; she trusts Me when sense and reason and every finer instinct of the natural heart would rebel;--because she knows that I am working in her for eternity, and that what I do, though she knows not the explanation now, she will understand hereafter.

"I am silent in My love because I love beyond the power of words to express, or of human hearts to understand, and also for your sakes that you may learn to love and trust Me in Spirit-taught, spontaneous response to My love, without the spur of anything outward to call it forth."

He "will do marvels" if you will learn the mystery of His silence, and praise Him, for every time He withdraws His gifts that you may better know and love the Giver.


Dr. D,

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Re: God Is Silent

Postby Sunny on Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:15 pm

I will pray for you, too, drdos.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby LONGINGFORHOME on Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:48 am

Praying for you Drdos and your family. Hang in there, i sent you a pm.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:00 am

RaptureReady wrote:Dr. D, I hope this message speaks to you. It is not something I wrote, but copied from something I once read, for my encouragement file.

He answered her not a word (Matt. 15:23).

He will be silent in his love (Zeph. 3:17).

It may be a child of God is reading these words who has had some great crushing sorrow, some bitter disappointment, some heart-breaking blow from a totally unexpected quarter. You are longing for your Master's voice bidding you "Be of good cheer," but only silence and a sense of mystery and misery meet you --"He answered her not a word."

God's tender heart must often ache listening to all the sad, complaining cries which arise from our weak, impatient hearts, because we do not see that for our own sakes He answers not at all or otherwise than seems best to our tear-blinded, short-sighted eyes. The silences of Jesus are as eloquent as His speech and may be a sign, not of His disapproval, but of His approval and of a deep purpose of blessing for you.

"Why art thou cast down, O…soul?" Thou shalt yet praise Him, yes, even for His silence. Listen to an old and beautiful story of how one Christian dreamed that she saw three others at prayer. As they knelt the Master drew near to them.

As He approached the first of the three, He bent over her in tenderness and grace, with smiles full of radiant love and spoke to her in accents of purest, sweetest music. Leaving her, He came to the next, but only placed His hand upon her bowed bead, and gave her one look of loving approval. The third woman He passed almost abruptly without stopping for a word or glance.

The woman in her dream said to herself, "How greatly He must love the first one, to the second He gave His approval, but none of the special demonstrations of love He gave the first; and the third must have grieved Him deeply, for He gave her no word at all and not even a passing look.

"I wonder what she has done, and why He made so much difference between them?" As she tried to account for the action of her Lord, He Himself stood by her and said: "O woman! how wrongly hast thou interpreted Me. The first kneeling woman needs all the weight of My tenderness and care to keep her feet in My narrow way. She needs My love, thought and help every moment of the day. Without it she would fail and fall.

"The second has stronger faith and deeper love, and I can trust her to trust Me however things may go and whatever people do. The third, whom I seemed not to notice, and even to neglect, has faith and love of the finest quality, and her I am training by quick and drastic processes for the highest and holiest service.

"She knows Me so intimately, and trusts Me so utterly, that she is independent of words or looks or any outward intimation of My approval. She is not dismayed nor discouraged by any circumstances through which I arrange that she shall pass; she trusts Me when sense and reason and every finer instinct of the natural heart would rebel;--because she knows that I am working in her for eternity, and that what I do, though she knows not the explanation now, she will understand hereafter.

"I am silent in My love because I love beyond the power of words to express, or of human hearts to understand, and also for your sakes that you may learn to love and trust Me in Spirit-taught, spontaneous response to My love, without the spur of anything outward to call it forth."

He "will do marvels" if you will learn the mystery of His silence, and praise Him, for every time He withdraws His gifts that you may better know and love the Giver.


Dr. D,

Maybe God sees you like the third woman in the story above. :praying:
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby GodsStudent on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:05 am

:praying: I think we all have felt this drdos....and more than once.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby RaptureReady on Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:26 am

Dr d,

I am so happy to read you were encouraged after reading the story I posted. I have another little one I read this morning while reading devotionals I thought I would share with you:

PRAISE CHANGES THINGS

Nothing so pleases God in connection with our prayer as our praise, and nothing so blesses the man who prays as the praise which he offers. I got a great blessing once in China in this connection. I had received bad and sad news from home, and deep shadows had covered my soul. I prayed, but the darkness did not vanish. I summoned myself to endure, but the darkness only deepened. Just then I went to an inland station and saw on the wall of the mission home these words: "Try Thanksgiving." I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone, not to return. Yes, the Psalmist was right, "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord."
--Rev. Henry W. Frost


Maybe you don't have many recent blessings, but you surely must have some over the years you have been a Christian. Try to think of the ones that stand out in your mind and add them to your prayers. When I pray I always start out with things I am thankful for like my home, my car, the time God healed my dog, a neighbor who has been so helpful to me during my Mother's illness and death and the time I had with my Mother. These are just a few I always mention in all my prayers.

Just imagine, if your child received gifts from you and never mentioned how appreciative she was. Maybe she thanked you once, but how much more would your heart swell if she mentioned them every day? I think God feels that way too and is so moved when He hears our praises.

Every little good thing that comes our way is from Him. Make yourself a list and then tell Him how grateful you are for those things. I think doing this really does lift those oppressive feelings satan tries so hard to put on us. We are even supposed to offer thanks to Him for whatever it is we want or need before it even arrives. Start praising Him for bringing you out of the financial hardship you are having due to your current employer not giving you the raise you think you deserve and need and then just wait for it to happen.

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Re: God Is Silent

Postby Sunny on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:56 am

RaptureReady, I wholeheartedly agree with everything you wrote.

The other day I was so upset. I sat on the back deck and prayed, "God, I am so angry." Then I looked up. A beautiful clear blue sky with white fluffy clouds greeted me, after days of gray skies and rain. I had been so blinded by my problem that I hadn't even seen the blessings right above my head.

Years ago I lived in an awful substandard trailer. It was ugly and falling apart, but it was all I could afford at the time. So I went to a Home Interior party at one of our church member's houses and bought a beautiful sconce (that I couldn't afford) for the wall and put pink candles in it. Every day I would sit in that dark, ugly trailer and thank God for the spot of beauty on the wall.

Very shortly after, one of our neighbors who was in the military got orders to leave. He asked us if we would consider staying in his house to keep it up and make sure it wasn't left unattended. The rent -- $125 a month!

So I went from the darkest, most depressing surroundings to a beautiful home within a month after I started thanking God for the beauty around me instead of complaining about how degrading and miserable it was.

There have been countless times in my life when praise lifted me up out of circumstances when I felt abandoned by God.

I learned that from my Dad. He learned it the hard way, too.

BTW, I want you to know that I continue to pray for you, too, after the loss of your mother.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby RaptureReady on Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:20 pm

BTW, I want you to know that I continue to pray for you, too, after the loss of your mother.


Sunny,

Thank you so very much for your prayers. I have experienced the peace that passes all understanding during these days after Mom passed away. The prayers you and all my other Sisters and Brothers here have prayed for me has made a difference.

I always wondered about the peace that passes all understanding. I don't think I ever experienced it before. However, I can now say I have truly experienced it and know what it is. I did cry a lot for several days. I did and still do feel grief. However, this peace that passes all understanding is hard to explain. It feels like God is keeping me from going down the depression road. I feel like I can't even think that way. I am in awe of how God works and is bringing me through this difficult time.

I loved the story about your beautiful wall sconce and pink candles. What a great idea! You focused on the one little thing you could change to praise God for and look how He worked out your circustances in such a short period of time.

God definitely has feelings because we read about Him getting angry and pleased and all sorts of emotional responses to His creations. I just know He must feel so good when we thank Him.

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Re: God Is Silent

Postby extravagantchristian on Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:06 pm

I have been there too. I've also been through long seasons of discipline, like 6-7 years. Pretty much the entire time I've been saved which is ten years, minus the first 6 months after I got saved which was pure bliss. Anyway, I really don't know what's going on between you and the Lord, I would never attempt to give any one false hope. I think it's good that you're bringing this out into the light, because it needs to be dealt with. It's not God's desire that any of us would live a defeated, carnal life, but that each one of us would be getting filled with the spirit each day and enjoying his presence, having our minds renewed and transformed. If this isn't happening, we have a problem. We may not know what the problem is exactly, but the first step to fixing this is admitting there is a problem. I am apparently an incredibly stubborn person, which I am now finding out. God had to bring me to the brink of death and utter destruction and leave me there for 6 miserable years,.just for me to realize what my sin was. But I finally figured it out praise God, my sin was very simple, I was unwilling to love certain people in my life and unwilling to surrender my children to the Lord, I thought my main purpose in life was to protect them from all harm, but it's actually not. My job is to walk them through this life and through the pain, with them. Anyway, now that I've established that, I'm working on trying to put the pieces of my life back together, and also trying to restore my relationship with God. I usually feel like he's a million miles away, but I know that he right here. I want so bad to fix it and walk with him again but...I guess it takes time. Tests to pass, people to love...that kind of thing. Never ignore those nagging feelings that something isn't right. The best thing we can do is get alone with God, humble our selves and honestly ask him what areas of our life Are offensive to him.. What ways are we not behaving like Jesus would? It could be little things or attitudes. Don't ever stop or give up until God brings you to the victory.

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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:19 am

RaptureReady wrote:Dr d,

I am so happy to read you were encouraged after reading the story I posted. I have another little one I read this morning while reading devotionals I thought I would share with you:

PRAISE CHANGES THINGS

Nothing so pleases God in connection with our prayer as our praise, and nothing so blesses the man who prays as the praise which he offers. I got a great blessing once in China in this connection. I had received bad and sad news from home, and deep shadows had covered my soul. I prayed, but the darkness did not vanish. I summoned myself to endure, but the darkness only deepened. Just then I went to an inland station and saw on the wall of the mission home these words: "Try Thanksgiving." I did, and in a moment every shadow was gone, not to return. Yes, the Psalmist was right, "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord."
--Rev. Henry W. Frost


Maybe you don't have many recent blessings, but you surely must have some over the years you have been a Christian. Try to think of the ones that stand out in your mind and add them to your prayers. When I pray I always start out with things I am thankful for like my home, my car, the time God healed my dog, a neighbor who has been so helpful to me during my Mother's illness and death and the time I had with my Mother. These are just a few I always mention in all my prayers.

Just imagine, if your child received gifts from you and never mentioned how appreciative she was. Maybe she thanked you once, but how much more would your heart swell if she mentioned them every day? I think God feels that way too and is so moved when He hears our praises.

Every little good thing that comes our way is from Him. Make yourself a list and then tell Him how grateful you are for those things. I think doing this really does lift those oppressive feelings satan tries so hard to put on us. We are even supposed to offer thanks to Him for whatever it is we want or need before it even arrives. Start praising Him for bringing you out of the financial hardship you are having due to your current employer not giving you the raise you think you deserve and need and then just wait for it to happen.

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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:30 am

extravagantchristian wrote:I have been there too. I've also been through long seasons of discipline, like 6-7 years. Pretty much the entire time I've been saved which is ten years, minus the first 6 months after I got saved which was pure bliss. Anyway, I really don't know what's going on between you and the Lord, I would never attempt to give any one false hope. I think it's good that you're bringing this out into the light, because it needs to be dealt with. It's not God's desire that any of us would live a defeated, carnal life, but that each one of us would be getting filled with the spirit each day and enjoying his presence, having our minds renewed and transformed. If this isn't happening, we have a problem. We may not know what the problem is exactly, but the first step to fixing this is admitting there is a problem. I am apparently an incredibly stubborn person, which I am now finding out. God had to bring me to the brink of death and utter destruction and leave me there for 6 miserable years,.just for me to realize what my sin was. But I finally figured it out praise God, my sin was very simple, I was unwilling to love certain people in my life and unwilling to surrender my children to the Lord, I thought my main purpose in life was to protect them from all harm, but it's actually not. My job is to walk them through this life and through the pain, with them. Anyway, now that I've established that, I'm working on trying to put the pieces of my life back together, and also trying to restore my relationship with God. I usually feel like he's a million miles away, but I know that he right here. I want so bad to fix it and walk with him again but...I guess it takes time. Tests to pass, people to love...that kind of thing. Never ignore those nagging feelings that something isn't right. The best thing we can do is get alone with God, humble our selves and honestly ask him what areas of our life Are offensive to him.. What ways are we not behaving like Jesus would? It could be little things or attitudes. Don't ever stop or give up until God brings you to the victory.

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Re: God Is Silent

Postby readyornot on Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:28 pm

I'm praying for you, drdos. I feel the oppression lately, too. I need some believers to share with and have none. We're attending a church now but not sure we should commit to it. I wish we here on FP could meet. One day we will. I've been stirred recently by a sermon I heard on the radio about standing on God's promises. I'm going to look into that more. Not in a name it claim it kind of way, but just really reconsidering some basic things. I'll say more after I've put some time into this. In the mean time, keep on, brother. And be sure to put some music in your life. It stirs me in ways nothing else can sometimes.
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Re: God Is Silent

Postby drdos on Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:00 am

readyornot wrote:I'm praying for you, drdos. I feel the oppression lately, too. I need some believers to share with and have none. We're attending a church now but not sure we should commit to it. I wish we here on FP could meet. One day we will. I've been stirred recently by a sermon I heard on the radio about standing on God's promises. I'm going to look into that more. Not in a name it claim it kind of way, but just really reconsidering some basic things. I'll say more after I've put some time into this. In the mean time, keep on, brother. And be sure to put some music in your life. It stirs me in ways nothing else can sometimes.
Amen Brother! I'll be praying for you. I am a Musician. Have a Masters Degree in Classical Guitar Performance. I was a worship leader for many years in more than a few churches, and now I'm in prison. :wink: We'll I work in one. I still play guitar at church twice a month(lead guitar). God really has used music in my life to motivate, and inspire me. Can't wait to be playing and singing in Heaven! :mrgreen:
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