Be Still…

…and know that I am God.  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10

Sometimes life just gets loud.  There are deadlines to meet, to-do lists that never end, and chores that must be done before we can lay our head on our pillow at night.  The demands of our everyday living seem to never end.  And they leave us longing for something more…  

…for a time of quiet, of peace…and of rest.  Do you ever long to escape the noise of this life…to turn down the volume or even silence it completely? 

Have you ever been so busy doing that you miss out on just being?

I have desperately needed a time of quiet, a time to escape.  Over the past few days, I have set aside time to seek to have a quiet heart…to listen to His still small voice in the midst of a crazy and loud world…

….to just be still, and know…that He is God and that He is in control.  

“Being in a hurry. Getting to the next thing without fully entering the thing in front of me. I cannot think of a single advantage I’ve ever gained from being in a hurry. But a thousand broken and missed things, tens of thousands, lie in the wake of all the rushing…through all that haste I thought I was making up time. It turns out I was throwing it away.” 
Ann Voskamp

“Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” 
Elisabeth Elliott

“All these toys were never intended to possess my heart. My true good is in another world, and my only real treasure is Christ.” 
C. S. Lewis

“I hunger for filling in a world that is starved” 
Ann Voskamp

“God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience. I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notions of what He is up to.” 
Elisabeth Elliott

“Fight for us, O God, that we not drift numb and blind and foolish into vain and empty excitements. Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles that burst. Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, eternity is too long that we should putter around on the porch of eternity”
John Piper

“I don’t really want more time; I just want enough time. Time to breathe deep and time to see real and time to laugh long, time to give You glory and rest deep and sing joy and just enough time in a day not to feel hounded, pressed, driven, or wild to get it all done-yesterday.” 
Ann Voskamp

“Lord, give me a quiet heart that does not ask to understand, but confident steps forward in the darkness guided by Thy hand”
Elisabeth Elliot

“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace… If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you know what His will is.”
Amy Carmichael

“If you look at the world, you’ll be distressed. If you look within, you’ll be depressed. But if you look at Christ, you’ll be at rest.”
Corrie Ten Boom

What about you, friends?  Do you long for a place of quiet, of rest…a place to go for refuge and safety?

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  1. Pat Monteith says:

    One of my favorite posts ever, Pam. It is amazing how easily we get distracted by unimportant things. Peace and joy to you❤️

  2. Stacey says:

    Have you ever been so busy doing that you miss out on just being?

    The answer is yes and I thank you for the reminder.

    Happy Thoughts of Home sweet Pam. ♥

  3. Kim says:

    Pam, this post was a wonderful place to linger this morning as I considered each quote. Our world is in such a hurry. All is right with the world when I am right with my Lord. He is peace, and he provides all that I truly need. Thursday blessings to you, friend~

  4. Jemma says:

    Oh Pam, this is such a enriching post and one that is perfect for me.
    My spirit has been restless as I miss my daughter who lives in California.
    Indeed rushing through life does not accomplish a thing and focusing on the Lord and all of His goodness is where true peace is found.
    Lovely to have you with us today at TOHOT.

  5. Carol Lamder says:

    Pam, thank you for sharing your post at Your Inspired Design. It really spoke to my heart and was exactly what I needed this morning. I feel like I’m always in a hurry up and rush~rush mode. So thank you for words of wisdom and helping me be still and quiet for a little while.

  6. Brenda Gunnells says:

    Pam, I love all your posts but today it the very best post for us all!!! A reminder to slow down a bit. Sometimes I feel time goes by fast because we rush through our days just to get things done. Sometimes we just need to let things go and sit quietly with God our Father. Love to you sweet friend!!!

  7. Beautiful and profound post. I woke up early and was awed by the full moon in all God’s glory. It is wonderful to get up early and have that quiet time with the Lord and meditate on what he is saying to me.
    The quotes and scripture with your lovely pics are inspiring today. Love the lavender and orange flavors together. I could go for one of those orange rolls about now. Love,love the rainbow pic. Your garden is truly lovely and everything is growing fast. You’ll be pruning soon.

  8. Alice says:

    God sent to me In the middle of the night Psalms 46:10. He kept saying “Be still and know that I am God” and it woke me up. I was going through a difficult medical issue and it calmed me down and caused me to remember that HE is in control. He removed an obstacle and sent the help I needed. We have an awesome God that’s always available to His children. Thank you for this post today. My soul needed it and others will benefit from it.

    • Alice, thanks so much for sharing with me this morning! I praise the Lord for removing that obstacle. My heart has been so burdened and I wrote this post out of that burden! My prayer is that the Lord would use my feeble attempt to encourage others and that He might be glorified! Blessings my friend!

  9. bloggerlovestheking says:

    Pam I am so glad I stopped by here this morning. Such beautiful thoughts, truths, quotes and pictures. Love this.

  10. Shenita says:

    Pam, this was such a beautiful post! I have the scripture, “Be still and know that I am God” on a small plaque, that sits on the ledge of my bathtub. It is a great reminder for me to just sit, shut out the outside world, and bask in the presence of the Lord. This was perfect!

  11. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    Stillness needs to be practiced. Most find silence uncomfortable. Interesting, isn’t it? I’m taking a class on CS Lewis right now, so I loved his quote (and all the others.)

  12. dolores says:

    Querida Pam, son mensajes llenos de sabiduría y verdad. Mis momentos no son buenos, estoy muy estresada porque la enfermedad de mi marido no va bien y acabo de llegar del hospital donde está ingresado, totalmente agotada de no hacer nada…solo pensar. Como observarás nada puedo editar en mi nuevo blog…no tengo tiempo ni materia que decir, estoy bloqueada.
    Gracias por tus excelentes mensajes que siempre dan alivio para mi alma.

    Dear Pam, are full of wisdom and truth messages. My moments are not good, I am very stressed because the illness of my husband not doing well and just come from the hospital where he is admitted, totally exhausted from doing nothing … just thinking. As observe anything I can edit my new blog … I have no time nor matter to say, I’m blocked.
    Thank you for your excellent posts that always give relief to my soul.

    • “Usted le guardarás en completa paz a aquel cuyo pensamiento en ti persevera, porque en ti ha confiado. Confiar en el Señor para siempre, porque el Señor Dios es una roca eterna “.
      Isaías 26: 3-4. Dolores, mis queridos FRiENDi estoy orando por ti y tu precioso esposo. Yo oro para la comodidad, la paz, la curación, y el descanso. Sé que este es un momento muy estresante para usted, pero sé que Dios está en control y que va a dirigir y guiar a usted, el descanso en su amor! Les envío mi amor y oraciones, Pam.

      “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.”
      ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3-4‬ ‭. Dolores, my dear friendI am praying for you and your precious husband. I pray for comfort, peace, healing, and rest. I know this is an extremely stressful time for you, but I know that God is in control and He will lead and guide you, rest in His love! I send my love and prayers, Pam

  13. bloggerlovestheking says:

    Pam you just took me away to a beautiful place. Thank you. WOW! I’m saving some of these quotes. A few I had used already. I’ve got a very busy day ahead, but just rested right smack here with a cup of coffee and soon the little grandsons will be here and BAM for the fun and games and laughter.

  14. janetvinyard says:

    Hi Pam, Beautiful post! I was reminded of a quote I heard years ago – “we’re called human beings, not human doings!” I’m also thinking of the Bible verse “thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.” I live in Charlotte, NC and our population now exceeds 1 million with unbelievable housing and road construction going on everywhere! I’d love to head to the mountains to get out of this traffic, hustle and bustle. Have you ever been on a silent retreat? I went to one in 2 different years in the 1990’s – it was wonderful! Blessings, Janet

  15. Janet says:

    This is such a beautiful post. I can totally relate. Life has been so hectic for me the last few months and those little quiet moments are what keeps in from getting overwhelmed with it all. I am so glad I stopped by. Your post is very inspiring and touching.

    Hope you get the quiet moments that you seek.


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