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God's Care: Resilience, Part 6 – Quietness (#952)

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…

As taught by Bruce Mahone 20180930.  All rights reserved.
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
God’s Care: Resilience, Part 6 – Quietness (#952)

God's Care Resilience, Part 5: God Gives Us Rest (#951)

God’s Care Resilience, Part 5: God Gives Us Rest (#951)
Well good morning! We’re going to continue our series on God’s Care; Giving us Resilience. And there are so many ways God gives us resilience and helps us be resilient, helps us bounce back from challenges and difficulties, and one of them is He gives us rest. Because, we all know from a physical point of view your body can take so much until you need to give it rest, you need to let it recuperate. We know mentally we can only go so far, pushing our brains to do things until we need to give it rest. And God helps us with this rest. He helps us get mental and spiritual recuperation from the challenges before us. He also gives us rest; we’ll read records where He gives them rest from war, He gives them rest from famine, He gives them rest from mental stress. God helps us have rest in many categories in life and we can’t be resilient unless with God’s great care and we were able to have rest. So, let’s start in Exodus 33…
As taught by Bruce Mahone 20180916.  All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Exodus 33:11-15        My presence shall go with thee and I will give thee rest
II Chronicles 14(15)     God gave Asa rest: he built and fought
II Chronicles 20:30      God gave Jehoshaphat rest round about
Psalms 37:7                  Rest in the Lord [be still, silent before the Lord]; Wait patiently for him
Isaiah 28:11,12             This is the rest, this is the refreshing
Isaiah 30:1-17                In returning and rest shall ye be saved, in quietness and confidence shall be your strength (vs. 15)
Matthew 11:28-30         He gives rest
I Corinthians 14:21        Other tongues and other lips: SIT
God’s Care: Resilience, Part 5 – God Gives Us Rest (#951)