Thinking Out Loud

“Keep up your courage, Paul! You have successfully told your story about Me in Jerusalem, and soon you will do the same in Rome.” – Acts 23:11

Taize-SilenceAs far as we can tell, this becomes the last time Jesus appears to Paul. We don’t have any records, either in Acts or in Paul’s letters that the Lord ever appears to Paul and encourages him again.

Have you ever felt God wasn’t speaking to you anymore? I’ve had people ask me what they should do when God feels silent and far away. I say don’t live by your feelings. Psalm 139:7 finds David asking, “Can I go anywhere apart from Your Spirit? Is there anywhere I can go to escape Your watchful presence?”Then David goes on to answer his own question. “If I go up into heaven, You are there. If I make my bed in the realm of the dead…

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