If you’ve read many of Lemony Snicket’s books, you are familiar with the phrase, “The world is quiet here.” This theme suggests that quiet spaces foster learning and critical thinking. In a spiritual context, quiet areas encourage prayer and communion with the Lord.
I like quiet places, probably because my mind is so loud. For me, the quietest place is nature, where I can absorb the Lord’s beauty and stand speechless.
Ten Verses for When You Feel Quiet
1. Psalm 46:10
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
2. Zephaniah 1:7a
Be silent before the Lord God!
For the day of the Lord is near;
3. Luke 10:39
Mary sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.
4. Psalm 62:5-6
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
5. Psalm 37:7
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
6. Mark 1:35
And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.
7. I Kings 19:11-12
And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.
8. Luke 5:16
But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
9. Habakkuk 2:20
But the Lord is in his holy temple;
let all the earth keep silence before him.”
10. Psalm 19:1
The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.
I encourage you to find some quiet moments this week. Sit at the Lord’s feet. Keep silent. Be amazed by His creation. Sometimes it’s good to say nothing.