A period of examination. When you are in an examination it’s the wonderful peace that you have of not hearing your teacher prattle away in your ear which allows you to reflect and think and process answers.
So it is with the Lord
Let peace be your umpire!
Never feel He is punishing you when you can’t hear. That is the enemy trying to persuade you that you have erred.
You are just in the desert on a little oasis biding your time and refuelling
And just because one of His children is writing a test does not mean they have done something wrong.
It is during these times that He is often so close we just don’t have the awareness of it.
Song of Songs 8:5
Love Renewed in Lebanon
Who is this coming up from the wilderness,
Leaning upon her beloved?
I awakened you under the apple tree.
There your mother brought you forth;
There she who bore you brought you forth.
Jesus came out of the wilderness as the tested beloved not the rejected one