Sometimes life throws us into the “abode of silence.” When unexplainable things happen, it can feel like you are all alone. As a grieving mom, I have come to accept these hours or days when losing Austin is simply too much to bear. There are days when my soul feels like this picture – dark, silent, alone … dreadful. Yet, Psalm 94 reminds me of my hope:
“If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would soon have dwelt in the abode of silence.” ~Psalm 94:17
When I am living in some silent, dark world, I open my Bible. The Lord leads me to read something that feels like God reaching out His mighty hand to pick me up off the rocks and out of the dark.
Sometimes, we enter the “abode of silence” because we’ve messed up. Mistakes can make you feel like the woman in this picture. But, read the next promise in Psalm 94:
“If I should say, ‘My foot has slipped,’ Your lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up.” ~ Psalm 94:18
Even when our own mistakes are responsible for something awful, the Lord loves us enough to hold us up.
The next verse in Psalm 94 also holds true for me when grief and regret start filling up my thoughts:
“When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.” ~ Psalm 94:19
If you feel like you are alone in an “abode of silence,” I pray that you will remember God is reaching out His mighty hand to help you. If you will simply call out His name, the love of God will console you. God waits to restore delight to your soul. Don’t let your anxious thoughts convince you that you are alone. You are never alone.
If you experience your own “abode of silence,” and found Scripture that lifts you out of the darkness, will you please post it here? Let’s pour the Word of God out to hurting souls. Thank you for helping . . .
4 thoughts on “Is Your Soul in the “Abode of Silence”?”
Philippians 4:6,7 “6 Do not be . over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication let you petitions be made known to God. 7 and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers”
Thanks, Jesse. I love this verse!
2 Corinthians 12:9
And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Yes, Lauren! If only my heart would remember that His grace IS sufficient!