Following God One Step at a Time

Can You Find Peace and Quiet?

on February 2, 2014

The actual question I want to ask is too long for a title —
“Can you find peace and quiet through Jesus?”
Jesus promises He brings us peace,
(John 14:27 NIV) “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you…”
So if we put our mind on Jesus, we are given peace,
but quiet I think is our responsibility.

“Quiet” is nearly absent of sounds.
We need to find quiet by looking for a place with less noise.
We need to make it quiet by closing windows and doors, or
by wearing noise cancelling headphones or earplugs.

Once we find peace and quiet, what do we do with it?
We say we want peace and quiet, but then we get restless or bored.
So what do we do with it?
Peace and quiet, allow us to listen to God.

Can you remember a conversation you had with someone who would not stop talking?
They didn’t give you a chance to talk.
When you could say a few words,
they did not listen to you. They were distracted.
Isn’t that what we tend to do to God?
We leave Him out of the conversation.
Peace and quiet bring Him back into the conversation.
We listen for what God will tell us.

Lately God has been telling me to find more peace and quiet.
It’s not easy. There are so many distractions.
When I find peace and quiet,
the first thing my brain does is think of things to do.
I could check emails or get on Facebook.
I could watch a movie. I could make something to eat.
I have to tell myself, “No, God wants me to find peace and quiet!”

Peace feels good, but the quiet part makes me nervous.
We are not used to quiet.
Without quiet, however, we may not be able to hear what God is saying.
Do we really think that we have something more important to say than God?


4 responses to “Can You Find Peace and Quiet?

  1. Lisa says:

    It’s such a hard thing in today’s world to “make” time for peace and quiet. But what a great reminder of just how much we all need it. Beautiful post, Janet!


  2. bonitarose says:

    I take time every day to be quiet before Him. It’s amazing how much better my days go when I spend that special time, just me and Him no distractions. Worth every second! xo Loved this!


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