“a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak.”
Sometimes events happen—causing upheaval in our lives. Recently, our town went through a time of very heavy winds, possibly tornadic. The storms uprooted trees, resulting in the blocking of some streets. The river had some trees land in it. A row of pine trees looks as if someone had topped them. In Illinois, the tornados destroyed homes and buildings.
In life, we see people’s lives almost fall apart. Usually, those people have walked away from God or they never knew Him. Therefore, those lives self-destruct. However, when these lives change for the better, God is in control.
People go through times when it is best to keep quiet about certain issues. These times are God’s call. The person keeping still should realize should realize the issues may be too deep or involved for them to enter into. Conversely, the circumstance might be something of the other person’s own making. At other times, God allows them to share their point of view on a circumstance. Those who live close to the LORD understand the difference of these times.
We have to rely on God to tell us which time is best to speak or to keep silent.