Momentary stillness And the thought of stars. God of all creation, You steal my heart. When even the utterances of my spirit do not satisfy me, Your grace is enough. I find You in a moment and my love is complete.
Two weeks ago I wrote about being quiet. It has become a bit of a theme for me in the last little while and I feel like I am learning various aspects of what being quiet means.
This verse has been popping up for me repeatedly in the last few days:
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:30-31 NASB (emphasis mine)
I think the Lord may be trying to tell me something! As I read this verse this morning the word “wait” was highlighted to me. At the time I was doing a busy mix of reading my bible plan, getting distracted, checking email, going back to a different devotional and eventually coming back to this verse. When I read “wait” I stopped and thought, “What would waiting on the Lord actually look like?” I stopped and focused on the Lord and almost straight away felt His presence.
Have you ever gone off somewhere to just be quiet?
Maybe it was just closing the door to your office. Maybe you left the office to sit on the bench outside. Maybe you just wanted to get out of the house and sit in the garden for a bit, or maybe you just took a drive.
Did you notice how unquiet it was?
I teach at a high school and as I write this I am sitting on a bench outside in one of my free lessons. It’s noisy.