As a young child, when an adult wanted to silence a bunch of kids, we might hear the shout, Be still!" Shut up was the obvious meaning, and soon the room was quiet so that an important announcement from the top could be shared with us. Often we want God to speak to us, but He is silent. He will not break the silence, and even worse, He wants the noise of the world to be silenced. Why? Because He promised to listen to you and hear your call to Him. He doesn't want us silent, but He knows how to silence the world around you so that you know He hears you. The devil, the non-believing world and our own sinful selves love to fill in the silence with noise that takes us far from our Heavenly Father. The devil even wants us to be silent because we think God will not want to listen to us. Maybe you think that God would not listen to you because you have been far from Him. He will never leave you or foresake you (Hebrews 13:5). God has promised to hear you (Isaiah 65:24), and even when you don't know what to say, the Holy Spirit speaks for you (Romans 8:26-28), and especially does our Lord Jesus pray for us (John 17:20-23). Pray the Lord silence the world so that you can focus on Him, but know that He will always hear you, and He will help you even when you don't know what to say. He is your advocate. He is your savior. He is with you always.