Let There Be Quiet – Friday, January 18th, 2019

And God said, “Let there be quiet.” He didn’t say that, but He would have if he had spent this weekend at the gymnastics meet I did.

We humans are loud. We think the louder we are the more energy we can create, the more convincing our argument and the more powerful our words. Loud is nothing more than exceptional volume, and it drowns out the gentle whisper of God’s calling.

God is in the quiet. He doesn’t have to shout or be loud or increase His volume. In fact, Scripture says that if God raises His voice the earth melts (Psalm 46:6). And the earth is not melting so that means God has kept the sound of His voice at a barely audible level. Scripture also reminds us that God “leads me beside quiet waters” (Psalm 23:2) and that “He will quiet you with his love” (Zephaniah 3:17).

Oh what peaceful, restful promises those are. Quiet is that wonderful moment when the noise of the world is silenced so the gentle voice of God is heard. Escape into the quiet; escape into God.


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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