What to Do When God Is Silent

Acts 16:19–31

Silence from family and friends is one thing, silence from God is another. In this lab, Pastor John reminds Christians that whether God shows up or not, we must trust that he is working all things for our good.

Principle for Bible Reading

Confirm Your Insights with Scripture

After drawing insights from a text, a helpful way to confirm those insights is to recount other Scriptures that affirm or deny what you see.

Study Questions

  1. How do you typically deal with God not intervening during your suffering? Do any verses help in these seasons?
  2. Record all the suffering Paul and Silas endured in Acts 16:19–25. What was their response?
  3. Read Acts 16:25–31. How do Paul and Silas respond to God’s intervention? Is this your typical response?