The noise of the world is deafening, Lord. The noise cancels out peace.
I have tried to block out the sounds, but my ears are attuned to the turmoil now, and I cannot turn away from it.
I feel disheartened, rather than encouraged. I feel defeated rather than empowered. When did the noise become so overwhelming?
In every conversation I hear the negativity, in every encounter I hear the despair. There is division amongst Your people Lord. Harken to their sighs, listen to their complaints. Do not turn a deaf ear to their confusion, their lack of discernment, and their calls for relief.
Peace be still.
I am amazed, how You show Yourself to me. I am amazed how You make Your presence felt. I am amazed how Your Whisper booms louder than the noise of the world around me.
Your Peace permeates my soul. In the midst of turmoil, Your comforting Word silences the bellowing roars from those who want to turn my attention away from You.
I am renewed in the silence.
Lord, feed me with silence.
Guard my heart, guard my ears from the pandemonium that threatens my peace, and restore stillness into my life.
I like your Psalm! I can especially identify with your comment, “There is division amongst Your people Lord. Harken to their sighs, listen to their complaints. Do not turn a deaf ear to their confusion, their lack of discernment, and their calls for relief.” I feel as though I have lost so many beloved brothers and sisters at church because they seem so intent on praising our previous president rather than keeping their eyes on the Lord and His Word. I am very thankful that I have decided to follow Jesus, not the Donald, or Mr. Biden or Nancy P. or Hillary. Again, I have decided to follow Jesus. Psalm 62 so well speaks to my broken heart regarding the political division among Christians in the United States. What a joy to remember verses like Psalm 62:7.
Jane, thank-you for your encouragement. There is also division during these Covid times where some want to mask up, others who don’t, and those who want to be vaccinated and others who won’t.