"When God is silent, He is not still. God does some of His best work in the dark. Trust Him -- He's there."
This quote is from today's page in the Bible study book our church youth group is going through this year. Yesterday I posted about spiritual seasons and in many of the "valleys" in my life I have been waiting on something - waiting on God to answer a prayer, to send this or that. It's funny, I heard the Garth Brooks song "Unanswered Prayers" the other night and had totally forgotten that song existed, but it struck me because truly, when it seems as if God isn't hearing us or answering right away, it just means we are in a season of waiting and He needs us to patiently trust Him, that His plans are coming forth in His time, and there's nothing we can do to rush that. Many times, we are praying for one thing, and He doesn't give it to us because He has something BETTER in the works for us!
It's super easy to get caught up in all the milestones of your 20s and think that God has forgotten about you if you don't have this or that. But the truth is, He is working in ways that you never imagined!
"But if we hope for what we do not see, we with patience will wait for it."