Monday, January 25, 2010

Still Waters Run Deep . . .

It's been a noisy day!

No, the grandchildren aren't here . . . John David and I haven't had any "heated discussions" . . . the television hasn't been turned on . . . no visitors! It has actually been quiet here in the house.

But it's been noisy in my mind!

So many noisy situations clamoring for my attention . . . health issues . . . upcoming tests . . . deaths and grieving families . . . questions . . . anxious thoughts. It's so easy to let the mental noise seep into my soul. And I don't want that!

But God knew before I awoke this morning that I would need his soothing Words more than ever. And so He placed these words in my reading this morning: In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. (Isaiah 31:15)

Yesterday I read: The Lord your God is with you . . . He will take great delight in you; He will quiet you with His love . . . (Zeph. 3:17)

And the picture above reminds me that He leads me beside still waters; He restoreth my soul.

Once more, He's proven that He knows just what I need and that He cares about every separate need I have. Noise doesn't disquiet Him; circumstances don't overwhelm Him! Questions don't threaten Him; storms are just opportunities for Him to demonstrate His power! After all, He's in the business of quieting the winds and the waves!

How much more is He able to bring quietness to my mind and soul! As the songwriter says: Oh, what a Savior!

"Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am God . . . "


S. Etole said...

that verse in Zeph. is one of my favorites ... what a wonderful picture it paints

Jackie said...

Praying for peace and strength for you today. Love you!

Nancy said...

Oh yes...I have those "noisy" days much more often than I want to!! Thanks for these encouraging words!!

Anonymous said...

I so needed to read this! Thanks for sharing so beautifully. Love you.

Carmen said...

It's awful noisy in there some days, isn't it? They say that's why the Israelites use prayer drown out the noise of the world in our minds. LOL.

There's nothing better than sitting in a quiet room and honing in on God and just being with Him.

Scripture is just so poetic and alive. Wonderful words!!