Isaiah 8:16-17

16 Bind up the testimony, Seal the law among my disciples. 17 And I will wait on the Lord, Who hides His face from the house of Jacob; And I will hope in Him.


This scripture shows that God will sometimes "hide his face," which shows that even the characters in the Bible will sometimes feel that God can be absent from their challenges. seem like he is absent in the middle of our challenges. It is encouraging to know that the characters in the Bible also experience some of the same challenges we may face today. Observing how some of these characters respond to what they viewed as God being quiet. 


Lord I thank you that even when I don't hear your voice at times, I know you are always there. Help me be persistent in seeking you out in the most difficult times.