“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my hope is from him.”Psalm 62:5
In our hectic, noisy world, the spiritual discipline of silence is becoming more and more difficult to exercise. To do so you would have to intentionally put yourself in a quiet place to focus on God and His presence… no speaking, no technology, no entertainment, no listening to voices of other people. That would be pretty hard to accomplish these days, wouldn’t it?
Even in the early mornings when I sit in the dark sipping my coffee, I am aware of noise: the clock ticking, the computer humming, the birds beginning to chirp, a cell phone letting me know a text has arrived. Times of daily silence and stillness before the Lord are essential if I am going to hear Him speak.
God is present and speaking in the midst of our turbulent world. Listen to Him. He is saying, “I am in control, child. I am here for your every care and every need. You are mine, and you are my beloved.” The enemy would love to fill your life with noise and distraction. But you can wait silently for God alone, the One in whom all your true hope rests.
It takes time and quietness to listen to God. “The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him” (Habakkuk 2:20).
Bible In A Year
- Judges 5-6
- Psalm 111
- Romans 15-16