Contrary to belief, Christ followers do not walk through the tulips of life every day. There will be ups and downs. There will be challenges. There will be moments where we hear the Holy Spirit, and there will be moments where we will not hear anything.
And just because we do not hear anything in those moments does not mean our relationship with God is not strong or that our hearts are filled with sin. It just means that we must have faith in the wait. Some question their prayer life if they do not hear anything specific in prayer every day. Let us not put ourselves under so much pressure. Sometimes, being in His Presence and allowing His peace to consume our hearts is Word enough.
And let us not try to force a Word or make up something God did not say when we are experiencing moments like this. There is nothing worse than the effects of creating something that is not endorsed by God, writing a song He did not sing over us, preaching a sermon He did not speak, and prophesying a Word He did not say.
In the Bible, David, who was a man after God’s own heart, dealt with silent moments in His relationship with God. Psalm 28:1-2 (KJV) says, “unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 2 Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle."
I challenge you to wait until you hear Him. Do not move ahead of Him. Do not try to create something because it seems He is taking too long. If someone asks you are you hearing anything, and you’re not, simply say, “no,” because it’s far more integral to tell the truth and be honest than it is to lie on the Holy Spirit in an effort to prove something to people. Wait on Him. He will come through.