“Listen to silence. It has so much to say”.
Silence is not synonymous with Absence. The simple minded might believe that “if you cannot hear a thing, then it is not there”.
That’s far from the truth. There are sound wave frequencies that are not audible to the human ear.
Also, there are sounds which ordinarily we can hear but there are other louder(noise) sounds blocking the specific sound we want to hear.
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord . And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?”
1st Kings 19:11-13 (KJV)
Like the sound of your fears, worries, anxieties, doubts…these sounds can overwhelm the sound(the still small voice) from God saying;
“But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and He that formed thee,……. Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”
Isaiah 43:1-2 (KJV)
Whenever you pray and don’t hear God speak or sense His presence by your spirit, it does not mean God is on vacation in your life or He is too busy to attend to you or too offended to talk with you...No.
Remember it is by His words all things are made and sustained…Hebrews 1:3;
“Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;”
The only constant thing in this life is God.
Not hearing or sensing God might mean a lot of things but certainly NOT HIS ABSENCE.