For thus said the Master YHVH, the Set-apart One of Israel, “In returning and rest you are saved, in stillness and trust is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15
So maybe this has been obvious to everyone but me but I finally realized what this verse is talking about.
I’ve noticed that when something in my life goes wrong, I tend to find things to keep myself busy. Not always, but a majority of the time.
I have to find something to clean, someone to visit, a new project to start, or a trail that must be run.
But in the back of my mind I can hear my Father calling me to Himself.
“Be still,” He tells me. “Come rest in My presence.”
But the silence scares me. I’m afraid of being alone with my thoughts; my worries; myself. The pain that I might feel if I sit in silence terrifies me. And yet…I can hear His voice in my ear.
“In stillness and trust is your strength.”
And today it finally made sense. How can I worship if I am busying myself with other things? How can I hear His guiding voice if I am seeking others out? How can I let His healing touch wash over me if I am literally running away?
Which is why He calls us to stillness.
In stillness, we can worship. In silence, we can pray. In the quiet, He is found.
So instead of fearing the silence perhaps we should embrace the stillness of being alone with Him. After all, “In rest and returning [to Him] you are saved.”
Click here to listen to “Downpour” by WorshipMob. It’s a great worship song to listen to while being still.