Finding Quiet

Today was a test of my spiritual fortitude. It has taken fourteen hours for the noise of the day to subside. At long last I can hear myself think. My body, has spent this day bracing itself against the noise. I am finally starting to relax. And as silence begins to wash over me, I am aware of God’s presence.

During the day, I could not sense God’s closeness to me. Faith insists that He was as near all day as He is now. The noise seemed to block my spirit from distinguishing His. But He has said, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). And my soul, even though it was wrapped in noise, did not waver from this truth. When I can’t hear God, I have to believe God. I have to cling to the truth of who He is and what He has done. I hold on to what He has said to me in the past. I recite the facts of Scripture. In this way I develop spiritual stamina that allows me to trust Him to be present, even if I am not aware of His presence.

I spent fourteen hours in noise today, but God was present in every second of them.

Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.

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