Study to Be Quiet and Receive Strength to Overcome Trials – Raising Zion

to be quiet

Can you stay quiet when everyone goes against you? We have become too sensitive that a slight rebuke weighs us down. The hurt leaves us broken, empty and tired. 

Potiphar’s wife consistently targeted Joseph to get him to commit adultery (Genesis 39:7-21). But he kept refusing. Eventually, he got imprisoned for something he had not done. We do not see any complaint or rebellion from Joseph. He stayed quiet throughout, trusting in God, Who was with him.

Isaiah prophesied about Jesus, saying He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth. Brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep, before her shearers are dumb, he kept quiet. (Isaiah‬ ‭53:7‬)

Jesus kept his peace when falsely accused (Matthew 26:59-63). 

Paul was beaten and persecuted many a time. Yet, he suffered it all. (2 Corinthians 11:24) (2 Corinthians 6:5)

Paul directs us to study to be quiet (1 Thessalonians 4:11), mind our own business, and labour with our own hands. 

What does it mean to be quiet?

1. Being quiet is a sign of strength. It doesn’t mean we are afraid. It means total trust in God to deliver us in time of need. We find ourselves strengthened more than ever in our inner man to stand during a fiery trial (Isaiah 7:1-4).

2. Being quiet is a time to know God (Psalms 46:10). A time of learning, waiting on Him to answer for you, as you rest in His lovingkindness.

3. It is a sign of maturity. Jesus reflected godly maturity as He waited for God’s will in and through His life on earth. Paul and Silas showed great spiritual maturity when chained in jail. 

Dear child of God, believe. Stay focused on your walk with God. Study to be quiet. Be quiet and study. In time, the word of God will manifest in your life for His glory. Prepare to meet Jesus. Praise God, and Amen! 

Used with permission from Nehemiah Zion.

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