It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3:26
“Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted” Isaiah 7:4
”In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength” Isaiah 30:15
Such words reveal to us the close connection between quietness and faith. They show us what a deep need there is of quietness, as an element of true waiting upon God. If we are to have our whole heart turned toward God, we must have it turned away from man, from all that occupies and interests, whether of joy or sorrow.
God is a being of such infinite greatness and glory, and our nature has become so estranged from Him, that it requires our whole heart and desires set upon Him, even in some little measure, to know and receive Him. Everything that is not God, that excites our fears or stirs our efforts or awakens our hopes or makes us glad, hinders us in our perfect waiting on Him. The message is one of deep meaning: ”Take heed, and be quiet”; ”In quietness. . . shall be your strength”; ”It is good that a man should. . . quietly wait.”
It is the confession of our desire to sink into our nothingness and to let Him work and reveal Himself. Do let us wait quietly. In daily life, let there be, in the soul that is waiting for the great God to do His wondrous work, a quiet reverence, an abiding watching against too deep engrossment with the world. Then, the whole character will come to bear the beautiful stamp – quietly waiting for the salvation of God.
My soul, wait thou only upon God!
The picture above is merely an expression of the word and not a gate way to incite ridicule from my fellow saints .