“Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10.
“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15.
Prayer is the peace of our spirit, the stillness of our thoughts, the evenness of our recollection, the seat of our meditation, the rest of our cares, the calm of our tempest. Prayer is the result of a quiet mind, of untroubled thoughts: it is the daughter of charity and the sister of meekness. He that prays to God with a troubled and discomposed spirit, is like him that retires into a battle to meditate, and sets up his closet in the out-quarters of an army, and chooses a frontier garrison to be wise in.
- Jeremy Taylor
Take time to get quiet before God. He has messages for your soul, but how can you hear them if your mind is preoccupied by many other things which trouble you. Let the Lord Jesus speak peace to your troubled Galilee. It was not in the storm of wind, nor in the earthquake, nor in the fire, that Elijah heard God’s voice, but in the stillness that followed.