Women's Christian Podcast

Finding God in the darkness and silence: practical ways – Episode 191

I often hear Christian women in business say “I’m praying faithfully, but I can’t seem to hear from God. How do I go about finding God in the darkness I’m experiencing?” While our faith tells us He is there, and His word reminds us  that He will never leave us nor forsake us, it can seem like we’re floating in darkness and unable to find Him.


If this sounds like you, let me assure you that you’re not alone. Recently I’ve been having these same thoughts, and even my 6- and 7-figure business clients struggle here. Because the enemy works hard to get us spiraling in the darkness and silence, thinking “Finding God in the darkness is hard – are you there Lord?” because he knows if he can stop us from trusting, or get us questioning God’s presence, that maybe we’ll get off track. See, the enemy knows how powerful you are when your feet hit the floor in the morning…because he knows you are FILLED with the Holy Spirit and the same power that raised Jesus from the dead!


The truth is: God’s presence is evident everywhere! Psalm 19:1 assures us that the heavens shout about God’s glory, and Romans 1:20 shows how clearly creation proves God’s existence. See, God speaks through His world as well as through His word. But when we can’t hear Him or see His light, it’s often because of our own fog. Our inability (or even unwillingness, OUCH!) is often due to our self-reliance and selfishness in choosing our plan over His. It could be that we’re so caught up in things going our way, and wondering why our usual system for success isn’t working now, that we’re in that proverbial can’t-see-the-forest-for-the-trees situation.

The good news is that none of this is permanent, and the Bible gives us the steps to finding God in the darkness with His Word.

Tune into today’s episode as we walk through this in three sections:
1. His Word assures us we can trust He IS there in our darkness
2. What stops us from hearing Him and finding Him
3. What practical steps does the Bible give us for finding God in the darkness

 

Be sure to check out the resources listed below for great blogs on this topic, and a throwback to Episode 173: What do I do when things get hard?

These scriptures were referenced in the episode for you to read along or study:
Philippians 4:5-8
Romans 7:15-25
Acts 18:9-10
Psalm 139:12 & 23
Psalm 23
1 John 5:14
Romans 12:12
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Episode 173: What do I do when things get hard?
YouVerision Blog: https://blog.youversion.com/2022/09/where-is-god-when-i-feel-alone/
Desiring God article by Randy Alcorn: https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/waiting-when-god-seems-silent
Abide app meditation on trusting God: https://abide.com/prayer/b9dfaz?category=02m?ref=youversion

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