God’s Care: Resilience, Part 6 – Quietness (#952)
Good morning, we’re continuing our series on God’s care and specifically on the aspect of His care where He gives us resilience. He helps us bounce back from challenges. Last week, one of the verses we looked at was in Isaiah 30 where it says “quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” So we’re going to continue on that theme today, and I’m reminded of an acquaintance of mine that I talked to a few weeks ago who said he had to go somewhere and just get quiet because there was too much going on in his head. And I thought well, this is something we all need and we have a great way to get quiet. We know that there are people who like to go in a quiet and dark room and think, and there are various Eastern forms of meditation that people practice. And they can all be helpful because they help you focus your mind and settle down, but as always with God’s Word we have something even greater by looking to the true God and by having confidence in Him and knowing He will take care of us, that’s where the real quietness of heart comes from. But there’s nothing wrong with those other methods if they work, its just no matter what you do with the human mind, it is never as much as you could do as if you added the Spirit of God. So, I’m all for the human mind, I’m all for people that have learned how to settle their mind down with various types of meditation or other mental exercises and those can be very helpful. But boy you add the Spirit of God and God’s care for us and it just multiplies, gets much, much better. So let’s start in Proverbs chapter one and in verse 33…
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Verse Listing and Notes
Proverbs 1:33 Whoso hearkeneth unto wisdom shall be quiet from fear of evil
Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness
Ecclesiastes 4:6 Better is an handful with quietness
Isaiah 7:1-4 Be quiet and fear not
Isaiah 30:15 In quietness and confidence shall be your strength
Isaiah . 32:17,18 The effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever
Jeremiah 30:10 Jacob shall be in rest and be quiet
Lamentations 3:26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD
I Thessalonians 4:11 And that ye study (endeavor, be ambitious, make it your ambition, let it be a point of honor with you) to be quiet.
2 Thessalonians 3:10-12 With quietness they work.
I Timothy 2:1-4 Quiet and peacable life in all godliness