Relationship with the Lord starts with us communing with Him in the silence of our hearts. Silence is important in making decisions, in listening to God's Word. This is why Jesus had to silence the wind and sea, because they distracted the disciples from focusing on Him.
Many tribulations and pains in life distract us from communion with Lord. We have to learn again the beauty of silence in our lives. In our prayers and worship silence is important. A "feel-good" worship with all the loud music and noise does not bring us to communion with God, rather to ourselves. God is now inviting us to commune with Him, as he did with Elijah and Jesus, in silence of our hearts.