We live in a very noisy world and it seems nearly impossible to find quietness or a place where there is little to no noise. Even on hikes in the mountains, it is common for someone to walk by with music or some sort of noise blaring from a device. Have you ever been tempted to shout out in the midst of all the noise, “Please be quiet!” Being quiet, in this sense, means making little or no noise.
God tells us we should be quiet, but in a different sense of the word.
To be quiet is to have inner peace and an undisturbed mind. The Bible says in Proverbs 1:33, “But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.” Those who are quiet are free from worry and fear because they have put their confidence in God rather than in themselves or man. They know they don’t have all the answers to life’s many complex problems but they rest in the One who does.
Here are a few suggestions on how to be quiet.
1. Commit to a specific time and place to meet with God every day and put it on your calendar like you would any other important appointment.
3. Ask your spouse, family member, friend, or accountability partner to check in with you daily and ask if you have been keeping your commitment.
What fear, doubt, or worry is keeping you from being quiet today?