Imagine if you would, waking up one morning to discover you have no electricity. It's an eerie feeling when your electricity goes off. Your house becomes quiet. You instinctively try to do things that require electricity, only to be reminded that the power's off. Technically electricity is there... but maybe a fuse blew, a wire shorted... who knows. All you know immediately is that your house feels strange.
That's what God's silence feels like.