Two sides to this coin —
First it gives us an opportunity to compose ourselves so that we don’t say or do something that we may regret later.
Second it’s a form of separation.
Separation is not usually good though as it can turn from a temporary to a permanent state.
How does the silent treatment work with God? Are we truly silent or are we really saying something when we’re not saying it?
Does God turn off His all-knowingness to partake in this process?
I see You smiling. God waits for us to “come to our senses” as we go through this sometimes ludicrous process. With Him and with others.
For He is always there, never abandoning — a constant, even when we think we’re giving Him the silent treatment.