The Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years the Bible says. Now I'm not sure of what their desert looked like way back when, but I am sure of how they felt at times.
Maybe even faith-less.
Sometimes it feels like Josh and I are in a desert here in Boise. I'm not talking about the weather (although the hot summer days do feel like a desert sometimes), no I'm talking about our faith.
Why Lord? Why the desert? Why NOW?
We are new parents we NEED to learn and to be challenged.
So, why? Why? WHY?
I don't feel like Josh and I are pushing God away from challenging us or helping us grow. In fact, I feel like we are standing here with arms wide open for Him to scoop us up and show us how to grow. But for some reason He is silent. Silent in our prayers, silent in our concerns, silent in our life. Maybe he's doing something we don't see right now. I know he hasn't left us. I know he's there.
Is silence what we need? Is that how we will grow in our faith? With silence?
When you google 'silence' so many things pop up, signs, movies, photos of people with their fingers on their mouths. For some reason this photo pops out to me the most.
"Enjoy the Silence." Enjoy it? How? I WANT to grow in you Lord. I want to be LOUD in my faith, but your forcing me to 'enjoy' it!