This is just a thought….
I wonder, if maybe some of the times God is silent with those of us who are more established in Him, if perhaps it is because He has left the ninety-nine obedient ‘sheep’, in order to rescue the one that has strayed?
Yes, He is omnipresent and totally sovereign. He can lead the 99 and rescue the 1 all at once.
But I wonder if perhaps He is reminding us to look up, and outside of ourselves, to stay together, to faithfully stand our ground and re-focus on the importance of His rescue mission and the lengths He, The Good Shepherd will go to for just 1 lost sheep…. Just a thought.