This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel says: In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it. Isaiah 30:15
Too much of what we take part of in this modern world is unnatural, that’s why we don’t have peace–we don’t even know how to go about getting it. In Reading the Psalms, praying in the quiet hours, sitting in the silence concentrating on only the beating of our heart, our breathing slow in and out we remember who we are and who God is and who we are in Him.
That is what is known as meditation. And it’s not just for mystics and yogis.
It’s in concentrating on our own brokenness that we can begin to see the brokenness in others. And yet………
All to often we won’t turn towards our fellow believers so we can help each other mend. If we keep insisting we are all okay, we will never reach that place called the Kingdom of Heaven that Jesus was talking about.
The Spirit of reconciliation, that’s what God desires for His church……may it come Lord Jesus. Find Him in the quiet moments today.
But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:2
2 thoughts on “Finding our strength in the quiet”
The verse from Isaiah frequently comes to mind. In quietness and rest, yet we live in such a hurry-up world.
Susan, I just love the book of Isaiah…..yes we do. And yet, even in the hurry up moments, He is there and I feel Him.