But even before I was born, God chose me and called me by his marvelous grace. Then it pleased him to reveal his Son to me so that I would proclaim the Good News about Jesus to the Gentiles. When this happened, I did not rush out to consult with any human being. Nor did I go up to Jerusalem to consult with those who were apostles before I was. Instead, I went away into Arabia, and later I returned to the city of Damascus.
(Galatians 1:15-17 NLT)
During a time when I was hearing everyone’s voice but God’s, I withdrew to a quiet place where I could be alone with Him. And it was in the silence and solitude that I finally heard His voice and knew what to do. Instead of consulting with those who were apostles before him, the apostle Paul spent time alone with God in order to understand what had happened to him after his conversion. Similarly, we won’t be able to make sense of our circumstances until we retreat into some quiet place to be alone with Him.
Time alone with God helps make sense of life.