When the world gets noisy, listen for that still, small voice that makes sense.
For me, that “voice” is Jesus.
I wish I would listen for that voice all the time. But, sadly, I can get sucked up into the mayhem as easily as the next guy.
I find myself searching for answers, asking for advice when all I really need to do is get down on my knees and listen. The answers are there, I just can’t hear them for the noise.
Sometimes the noise is internal, but most often the noise comes in the form of distractions. The roof is falling in, the bills are overwhelming, the kids aren’t cooperating, the car is broken down, the toilet’s over-flowing…whatever it is, I get caught up in the “crisis” instead of the solution.
Watching the news will do that to me too. If the media had their way, I would be convinced that the world was falling apart, coming to an end, or banging down my front door.
But if I turn off the “noise” then I can hear. If I look around, then I can see. If I take a walk, and breathe in deep, then I can feel. The loving warmth of Jesus is just waiting patiently for me to settle down, to stop spinning my wheels, to stop running in circles. He never left, I just wasn’t seeking.
The world sets traps, and I get caught in its snare.
And after struggling, it finally hits me, usually like a brick in the head, to just stop the noise and be quiet…and listen.
What noise distracts you from your peace?