Saturday, January 1, 2022

 "The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord." 
Lamentations 3:25-26 (NKJV)

Quiet. I am exploring this word with God as my guide this year. The Bible has a lot to say about this word. The inflections, uses and applications are varied. My goal is to quietly wait on the God I serve. 

Being quiet is the opposite of everything I know and practice as a human being. It's okay. Last year I learned that being open to what God is doing is always a good idea. 

Hope is my life's word. Lamentations 3 says that it is good that I should hope and waiting quietly for the salvation of the Lord. What a great thing to do and think about. Selah. 

A decade or so ago, I thought a lot about this Bible verse:

“In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” Is. 30:15 

God's ways really are not like ours. The fact that strength can come from quietness and trust is supernatural. I'm open to it this year. 

Quietness brings about all kinds of feelings. Insecurity. Doubt. Let's put it like this: it can be a quiet circus! But God. He is so good to hear us and to fix whatever is broken. Zephaniah 3:17 says that He will quiet you by his love. 

Imagine being so completely loved that it quiets you. I want that type of relationship with the God I serve. 

I'm not sure if the year that was brought about a lot of noise. I invite you to get quiet in God's presence. I invite you to hear what He has to say as you read His word. I invite you to open your being to God's very best for your life. 

Prayer: Lord, I gladly seek you this day you have made. I want your goodness. I hope and wait quietly to see your salvation. Being quiet is uncomfortable. Quiet my soul with your unfailing love. I will do my part by waiting in silence armed with hope in You. You never fail. I love you and I wait on You to do good. In Jesus' name, Amen.