August 5th, 2005


New Member
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

-Psalm 25:4-5 (NIV)

WHEN I was divorced, I was furious with God. How dare God let this happen to me, a faithful servant! I pray, I study my Bible, and I work in missions. Isn't that enough to guarantee such things won't happen to me?

During those angry months, I didn't hear from God. I cried, I yelled, and still God was silent.

Gradually the silence became an invitation to look for God. I searched the scriptures. I dug deeper, visited a new church, and read new Bible lessons. Three years later, I let go of my bitterness and my sense of close relationship with God was restored. During the quiet, I had delved deeper into my studies than I would have, had I sensed God close by. I came out of the experience with a better knowledge of scripture. When it seemed God had turned away from me, I paid attention.

Though God may be silent, God is always present. God knows us and takes care of us, even when we cannot hear God's voice. I finally realized that God, who bore the brunt of my anger, is the only one who loves me and will always love me unconditionally.

Tanya Davis (Tennessee, U.S.A.)
Thank you, God, for your faithfulness. Though we may not feel your presence all the time, help us to recognize that you are always with us. Amen.