When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. I noticed that the seven angels who stood before God were each given a trumpet. Another angel, who had a gold container for incense, came and stood at the altar. This one was given a lot of incense to offer with the prayers of God's people on the gold altar in front of the throne. Then the smoke of the incense, together with the prayers of God's people, went up to God from the hand of the angel.
Revelation 8: 1 - 4
If a day is the same as a thousand years, then half an hour in Heaven could feel like 21 years here on earth!
Sometimes it does seem like Heaven is silent. You hear nothing from God even though you know, by faith that He is and has not forsaken you. You can be certain, however that silence in Heaven only lasts for a short time, and then the thunder of God’s voice will roll across the earth again as the prayers of God’s people go up before the Throne!
Treasure the times of silence, because it is then that you can live every moment by the faith that God has given you. During times of God’s silence you will see that the greatest evidence of God will be the love He has put in your heart!
When God is silent His eyes are focused on you to watch your faith at work! You can rest assured that the times of miracles will return as Heaven speaks again to the things of earth!
“Lord Jesus, I do want to hear Your voice, but I know by faith that You are working even when You are silent. May You, Jesus be praised forever. Amen.”