Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A Quiet Heart

In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. (Isaiah 30:15)

It is always weakness to be fretting and worrying, questioning and
mis-trusting. What can we do if we wear ourselves to skin and bone? Can we
gain anything by fearing and fuming? Do we not unfit ourselves for
action and unhinge our minds for wise decision? We are sinking by our
struggles when we might float by faith.

Oh, for grace to be quiet! Why run from house to house to repeat the
weary story which makes us more and more heart-sick as we tell it? Why
even stay at home to cry out in agony because of wretched forebodings
which may never be fulfilled? It would be well to keep a quiet tongue, but
it would be far better if we had a quiet heart. Oh, to be still and
know that Jehovah is God!

Oh, for grace to be confident in God! The Holy One of Israel must
defend and deliver His own. He cannot run back from His solemn declarations.
We may make sure that every word of His will stand though the mountains
should depart. He deserves to be confided in; and if we would display
confidence and consequent quietness, we might be as happy as the spirits
before the throne.

Come, my soul, return unto thy rest, and lean thy head upon the bosom
of the Lord Jesus.

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