In the last two months, I have been in several conversations with upset and anxious people. Hearing their circumstances makes me understand their distress, but mid-conversation I hear again the instructions I heard that morning to “stay still” and “stay thankful”. I want to say to them, “I know it is a challenge when you are anxious and “what-ifs” are erupting in your thoughts and shooting holes in every hope that raises its head, but find the quiet stillness of confidence in God. Then be thankful that opens the door to Him and He is already on the doorstep.”
As the people of God assemble today may there be a powerful sense of the embracing of the mighty arms of Jahweh. May they be ministered to in the circle of quiet that our Lord provides His people as a respite from the noisome misery of evil and, in that quiet, may they receive the capacity to hear and obey His wisdom. Ps.94:13, Msg; 40:6, Amp/ jy
When our little friend got demerits at school, on several occasions, for talking so much his grandmother asked him why he does. He replied, “I’ve got a lot to say”. Sometimes it’s just best not to say anything. May the Lord help us to not speak when it would be wiser to just listen in particular settings; and may we trust the Lord to handle the outcome of what we felt was so important to say in those settings. (1Thess.4:11, KJV) “…study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;” We are praying you discover daily that you are studying to be quiet until wisdom releases you to speak.
(Marty’s Daily Discovery as heard on TEXAS PRAISE RADIO at the bottom of the hour 24 hours/day.)