How do you find quiet as you deal with an intrusive, noisy-busy world?
What helps you to seek soul solace, rest and peace?
It can be hard if we have nowhere to hide out for a while, or no-one to turn to when we need a gentle listening ear for our pain.
God alone knows what we need, deep in our hearts, what benefits us most.
[bctt tweet=”I find quietening my soul before God is the best medicine whenever I am hurting or overwhelmed.”]
In pursuing quiet I inevitably sink into solitude, rest in its silent depths.
Being away from disturbance and distraction means I can better focus on God’s presence with me and within me.
And that is so needful when heart and mind are often restless and easily turned away from peace.
[bctt tweet=”My soul desires to quieten and connect with the flow of Living Water, swim in its healing stream.”]
My mind begins to align with the Divine and my spirit seeks unity with the sacred.
I make room to remember, a place to pause and space to simply Be.
With five-minute-friday writing, we’re in a supportive community yet each offering springs from a time of private, attentive quiet. Here’s what I received today…
A quest for quiet
Today I hear wind whipping wild around
the house like a roaring lion, intent
on chasing its own disappearing tail
following a diversionary trail
I seek the sanctuary of silence
My soul craves quiet above all
Finding it in the midst of moments
where I make room for God’s presence
Because when we take time to listen
we aim to subdue outer and inner
noise, clamour of the world
jarring harsher than any wind
I pause, ponder and pray a while, noticing
how quiet pervades these everyday
encounters as we dance with the divine
Imbuing them with holy significance
as we calm our souls to quiet within
There we find restoration and peace
for our hurried and harried hearts
Although quiet can seem an unlikely
quest in the middle of busyness
But I am learning how to spiritually
still my soul, developing quiet
as a necessary, inner rest that can
soothe, remake and mend me best
[bctt tweet=”In the quiet we hear our own heartache sounding loud but we also hear God’s still, small voice.”]
And if we lean in and listen well we receive His whispering comfort to our souls.
Joining in quietly here with fellow #FMF writers sharing their words on this week’s theme of ‘quiet’ over at Kate Motaung’s place. Also linking with Barbie at Whispers of Grace for #WeekendWhispers. You’re warmly invited to join us.