Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Isaiah 30:15 -- On Returning and Quietness

“For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.”
Isaiah 30:15

I think this is interesting... it is hard for us to accept quiet, calm answers sometimes, especially from God. We want drama, and something with capital-I Impact... lightning bolt, column of fire, or God with a loudspeaker. And often that is how we try to solve our own problems, strange as it may seem... we get loud or dramatic or start shooting lighting bolts out of our eyes... figuratively of course. :)

The truth is hard to take sometimes when we're in drama-mode, but it is summed up in this verse. Returning and facing our fears instead of running away... resting and recharging instead of staying up all night trying to get it done... quietly listening and humbly responding instead of telling people off... confidence in God rather than trying to solve the impossible ourselves. Today, let's try to accept God's advice, and chill. To respond quietly and try to remain reasonable even when other people are histrionic. And to listen when God does the same thing for us. :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post...and our Saviour Who evidently inspire it. This verse has been on of my daily Word of God watch-word verses since the start of this year. We live in a very noise-ridden world these days, and it is a blessing to know the wonderful Heavenly Father Who can give us a quiet and tranquil spirit through this life.


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