“Quietness and Calmness Shall be your Strength”
There is a lot of uncertainties in our world today. There are deep divisions within our nation, the Omicron variants are being discovered on a regular basis. There is death and destruction in wars around the globe. We live in turbulent times, and we can easily find ourselves worrying about what is happening. However, Jesus promises that we can live in peace and calmness.
As Christians, when we fix our eyes and thoughts on Jesus, we can claim His perfect peace, and persevere. We must trust in the Lord and follow His guidance. In Mark 4 it talks about the time Jesus was in a boat with His Disciples when a storm arose. The Disciples looked at the waves and winds around them and were frightened. However, in the storm Jesus kept calm and wasn’t afraid. Jesus rebuked the waves and wind during a storm on the sea, the Bible says: “The wind ceased and there was a great calm.”
Mark 4: 39
He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.
No matter what we are facing in our lives, we can have peace and calmness when we keep our eyes and hearts focused on Christ.
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
In Isaiah it talks about God’s Sovereignty, and we are to rest in Him and trust in Him.
15 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:
“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it
I would like to close with one of my favorite verses that talks about “The Fruit of the Spirit”. Peace is one of the Fruit of the Spirit.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Today, lets draw close to the Lord and let us exhibit the Fruit of the Holy Spirit in our lives.