The Greatest Test of Trust

I cry out to you, O God,
but you do not answer.
        —Job 30:20

Sometimes prayer feels like shooting an arrow into the dark; or reaching for a hand you cannot find.

You’ve probably felt Job’s despair: “I cry out to you, O God, but you do not answer.” You pray, wondering if you’ve been heard, for you sense no answer; only silence.

You praise. You plead. You confess the same sin for the umpteenth time. You don’t know what you want to say; or if you do, don’t know how to say it. Sometimes you go silent, having already said everything you know to say.

Maybe it comes down to this—will you trust even when you’ve run out of words … and even when the only response seems to be silence?

The greatest test of trust is to
trust when you see no reason to.

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