Mother Teresa: “God cannot be found in noise.”
A study in the journal Heart in 2006 found that silence can relieve tension in just two minutes.
In another study of 100 men and women who went on a silent retreat, Conor O’Shea found that simply being quiet before the Lord led each person to experience an increased awareness of who they were in the light of God.
I hear it a lot. “I’m fighting for recovery.” Or, “I’m fighting for sexual purity.”
Not only do I get that, I often say that myself. And the premise that recovery is a fight, that it calls for hard work, is sound.
But we need to know when to tag out.
The Bible says, “The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent” (Exodus 14:14).
Recovery Step: Now might be a good time for you to back off, sit down, look up, and wait on the Lord. Let him do in you what you cannot do yourself.