Lessons I’m Learning From Having A Voice But Not Being Able To Speak

As a result of my doctor mandated silence, it’s been difficult to convey the simplest things like, “Please” and “Thank You” to my family. I don’t know American sign language, so I’ve had to come up with a few signs of my own to communicate with them. This is very awkward as I’m not accustomed to using sign language to express myself. Moreover, even though I’m with my family, the lack of lengthy or substantive communication makes me feel so disconnected.

During this time, I’ve sensed God telling me to view this as a “fast” from speaking. Fasting with the right motive and goal is pleasing in God’s sight. It is a form of worship.

So I’m drawing strength and solace in knowing that this time of protracted silence is a form of worship unto my God.

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