Why is God Silent?

Matthew 15:23

Read: Mt. 15:21-23 and Ps. 28:1

"But He answered her not a word..."

This morning I want us to consider the silence of God. There is no question about it, God has, at times, been silent. There is some 400 years between the message of the last prophet and the message of John the Baptist. Silent years where man did not hear from God!

No doubt there have been times when we have wanted to hear from God, and it seemed all heaven was silent. Perhaps some of you here today believe that God is giving you the 'silent treatment'. We ask ourselves why? Why would our God who loves us, and who has gone to great lengths to communicate with us through His Word and through the Holy Spirit as we study and read His Word keep silent?

I. Let me first take the negative approach to this question.

II. Why is God Silent?

Does it seem that God is silent? It may be because of the law of sowing and reaping. Does God not respond? It may be because of the law of chastening. Are we praying and not seeing our prayers answered? It may be because we are unaware of what God is doing in our lives. Is God silent? It may be that we are not approaching Him properly. Ps. 66:18, "If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:"