Daily Reflections

Into the Quiet

April 15, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what he will say to me and what I should reply about my complaint. —Habakkuk 2:1

If we truly believe God has something to say, we will do what is necessary to be able to hear it. Sometimes that will mean going where there are no distractions, which is why Habakkuk stationed himself on the tower. He sought out a higher and quieter place.

In times of uncertainty, it’s all too easy for us to slip into the I don’t know what to do, but I’ve got to do something mindset. It’s a tempting maneuver, but usually a counterproductive one. Prayerless motion often takes us in the wrong direction.

Seeking the Lord—praying, waiting, listening— lifts our focus above and beyond the circumstances that trouble us, so it is worth the effort to get ourselves to a quiet place. Once there, we might even catch a glimpse of what God is doing, things we can’t see at ground level.

Make it Personal

Put in the effort to “get into the quiet” today so you can hear from the Lord about the things that are troubling you.