In the book of Malachi, we see God speak His last words and then keep silent for four-hundred years. God’s chosen and beloved people were deprived of any words from the Lord for four centuries.


Even though God’s silence was incredibly difficult for people who had been accustomed to hearing from God on a consistent basis, God had a purpose for His silence. The Jews endured the silence of God, questioning His kindness and whether or not He still cared for them while also clinging to Malachi’s final words of hope.


I have faced many seasons of God’s silence in my own life. These seasons have been painful, confusing, hopeless, and dark. Even in these seasons, I’ve clung to the promises of God that display His kindness and His faithfulness. I’ve learned to trust Him, even in His silence.


In my home country of Italy, I see a people, who, like the Jews, had long ago rejected God and turned their worship into ritual. I am confident that God will do incredible things in my country that will advance His kingdom. But, today, God seems silent. I have seen Him do mighty works in my own life and heart when He seems silent, so I choose to believe that He is doing the same for my people.


We can be very discouraged by the silence of God, but we don’t have to lose hope. We can remind God that we want to hear His voice while simultaneously trusting Him during His silence. The sun will rise again, God will send a messenger, and the world will see the Light!

In Him,

Gloria from Italy


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Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt

Angela Perritt is the founder and director of, a nonprofit online Bible study ministry reaching thousands of women in over two hundred countries around the world with God’s Word through their translated Bible studies. She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas with their three daughters. Angela is passionate about God’s Word and believes one woman in God’s Word can change a family, community and ultimately a nation. Her greatest joy is to encourage her children and others to love God greatly with their lives one day at a time. You can connect with her on Instagram.

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