By Tanya Wilson

What do you do when the Lord is silent in your situation?  It’s a question that I have asked myself many times.

In times of trouble when things seem to be falling apart on every side, it can be tough to wait with patience on your breakthrough.  Sometimes days, months and even years go by without any change in our circumstances despite our constant prayer petitions.

Though the times that we feel as if we are being tossed to and fro can be tough, we must remember that even in the times of silence, the Lord is moving.  It might not seem as if you are even in his GPS, as a matter of fact, it may seem as if you are knocking on a door and no one is at home.  Nevertheless, he is on the case working all things out for our good.  Deuteronomy 20:4 reminds us that the Lord stands with us in the fight as we make our way to the victory.

Patience is something I have struggled with most of my life, and my prayer life was no different.  As I grew stronger in my trust and faith, my wait time was easier remembering that his promise is his promise.

Keeping Proverbs 3:5-6 top of mind, provided me with ease in the middle of many of my storms of life.  The scripture puts it like this, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him and he WILL make straight your paths.”

There is power in that Proverb because it assures us that if we just trust with everything we have without putting our own spin on it, knowing that his will is for our good, and that he will straighten out those crooked places we can relax and have unmovable confidence that everything is going to be alright.

I don’t know about you, but the times in my life when I have jumped in my situation and started doing what I thought should happen without waiting, I have made an unbelievable mess of things.

When we look back over our lives and we see what he has already done, and what he has already brought us through, it is proof positive that we are not forgotten.  All we have to do is encourage ourselves as we run the race knowing that our blessing is just over the finish line.

Tanya is an inspirational speaker and writer living in Charlotte. You can friend her on Facebook or email her at

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