I’m someone that likes noise. Always have, always will. I like background noise. I like having the TV on. I like having Spotify or Google Music up in the background when I’m at church. I go to sleep each night listening to podcasts or to the news.
I like noise. Always have, always will.
Silence makes me nervous. I don’t always know what do do, or probably more important, what to say. I like the noise.
But, there are times, really deep times, really important times, when words fail. When there isn’t anything that you need to say, there isn’t anything that you need to do.
You just need to sit there, in silence, and know that you are in God’s presence, that you are loved, you are valued, and that you matter. Listen to what it says today in Zephaniah 3: 16-17:
On that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:
“Fear not, O Zion;
let not your hands grow weak.
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.
The Lord is mighty to save. He is strong to save. He loves you. The sovereign God of heaven, who can do all things, will sing over you.
As parents stands over, sings over, prays over their child, our loving God sings over us. He quiets us. He loves us.
In Him, we can have peace. And we can have quiet. Because of His great love.
Today, if just for this moment, sit where you are. And know this. No matter where you, what you are doing, what you may do, you are loved. You are.
Let that sink in. Let it become real. You are loved.
You can have peace. You can have quiet. Because of Him.
Know that. Today. And each day.
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