Life can be quite noisy at times. We’re inundated with music, television, family and friends to occupy our time. Even things that we don’t consider to be loud carry a sound. When I shut down my office computer, I’m amazed at how quiet the room suddenly sounds. Although I’ve sat in there for hours, I had been oblivious to the amount of white noise that was filling my space.
Likewise our inner selves can be full of white noise. Noisy expectations, frightening fears, negative self talk, constant worries speak loudly in our souls. At times it is necessary to pull away from all the hustle and bustle and just quieten ourselves. Frequently it is easier to live with the rumblings in our head than to be still and wait on God. Take some quiet time to rest from all your toiling.
A few scriptures to meditate on:
Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” (NIV)
Mark 6:31 Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Psalm 131:2 (English Standard Version)
Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. (NIV)