I cannot write any words more eloquent than those I’ve found here on silence and waiting. I share these with you.
Sit, make yourself comfortable, breathe, let the world go, wait for the silence to possess you, and enjoy.
Lamentations 3:25 Easy-to-Read Version
The Lord is good to those who wait for him.
He is good to those who look for him.
God’s poet is silence! His song is unspoken
And yet so profound, and so loud, and so far,
That it thrills you and fills you in measures unbroken—
The unceasing song of the first morning star …
~Joaquin Miller, from “The True Poet,” In Classic Shades, And Other Poems, 1890 (see also “Isles of the Amazons,” 1872, “as far as a star…”)
Make time for quiet moments, as God whispers and the world is loud. ~Author Unknown
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grow in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…. We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Teresa
Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun
It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts. ~K.T. Jong
Isaiah 64:4 Easy-to-Read Version
No one has ever heard of such a God.
No one has ever heard such a story.
No one has ever seen any God except you,
who does such great things for those who trust him.
Our greatest gift is the thunder of Silence. ~Joel Goldsmith
Romans 5:3-4 The Living Bible
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us—they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith are strong and steady.
Habakkuk 2:1-3 The Living Bible
I will climb my watchtower now and wait to see what answer God will give to my complaint.
And the Lord said to me, “Write my answer on a billboard, large and clear, so that anyone can read it at a glance and rush to tell the others. But these things I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!
True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow. ~Edward Hoagland
Listen, wait, let the words sink into you, absorb their meaning, reflect on how these truths have endured throughout the ages.
This poem I memorized my senior year in high school. I always changed the ending when I recited it.
“and which is more … you’ll be a man … or a woman … fully grown.”
This poem is a part of me now, and forever will be.
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