“Learn to be quiet in the midst of turmoil, for quietness is the end of strife and this is the journey to peace.”
So many times when we are in turmoil, quietness will not be what we reach for.
We will get on the phone or on FaceBook, we will murmur and complain to anyone who will listen.
We will pace the floor, wring our proverbial hands and turn on the TV.
We will try to find peace through every external source known to man.
Finally, we come to the end of our own strength.
Unable to dial another number for fear of loosing the few friends we have left who haven’t heard our complaints, we will settle down and turn inward.
We will sit with our fears and our feelings and honor them and what ask what gifts they bring us.
We will enter into that Holy of Holies and find God, waiting patiently for us to sit with Him and hand over our cares.
So the next time turmoil in any of its varied forms comes calling, remember this:
“God comes to the quiet mind.”
Reach for the strength and power of quietness before you reach for the phone!