Sometimes God just seems to shows up. It wasn't as if he was absent. I truly believe we are walking with him and he with us. "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known." 1 Corinthians 13
His timing just isn't always our timing. Sometimes he speaks softly like a gentle breeze, and sometimes his voice is as loud as the crack of thunder. Recently God moved a mountain, when and where and how we did not expect. We tried and tried to come up with our own options, but the way God moved, was far superior to any options we thought up.
See the story on RMI's Blog here.
Teach me Lord to patiently stand in silence when I am perplexed, not as one paralyzed, but as one prostrate. Teach me Lord to jump/run/move only when God moves/speaks.
“Wait on the Lord" is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.”
― J.I. Packer, Knowing God