You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. —Isaiah 26:3
The challenge of having a quiet heart is not evident while we’re sitting in church listening to our pastors with our open Bibles. It’s when we get out in the real world, which provides a lot of opportunities to fret and fear. That’s when we need to counsel our hearts and say, “Hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore” (Psalm 131:3).
A vital component in cultivating a quiet heart is to have a daily quiet time. It’s so important to take those moments to be alone and away from responsibilities and fix your mind upon the Lord through His Word.
This simple step will give you a reservoir from which to draw in times of trouble. If your life is always lived on the run or filled with noise and clutter, you will tend to panic in a crisis. But if you’ve stored up a reserve of fullness gained from spending time alone with God, you’ll find that during times of trial you have a deep well to run to.
Make it Personal
What are ways you can find some spare moments this week to fill your mind and heart with the Word of God?