Chasing Quiet: Day 14 “Quiet Strength”

What  3 adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
  1. _________________________
  2. _________________________
  3. _________________________

dog following my lead

Ok, got it?

At a recent Bible study, the leader asked the women present to describe themselves in 3 words. The most common descriptor given was “anxious.” The second most common response was “exhausted.” Keep in mind that this was a group of young Christian women already firmly connected to a church body. Their collective response of “anxious and exhausted” seems to reflect the stress of daily life in this non-stop world of ours. Add raising children to the mix and the stress cranks up another notch.

dog's shadowAs a whole, I think,  our spirits are just plain weary.

John Ortberg calls this “soul-fatigue.”

I imagine this weariness as feeling like a shadow of our former selves, chronically underpowered for the persistent demands of the day.

It’s probably unfair to ask this on a Monday, but does this sound familiar? Are YOU weary?

Day 14 of #31daysofquietIsaiah 30:15

Perhaps something we can cling to in this pursuit of Quiet in a very Loud world, is this nugget of truth tucked into Isaiah 30:15.


***Our strength can be renewed by RETURNING to the Lord,

trusting Him with our daily cares.***


Isaiah 30:15

This journey toward Quiet is an ongoing process.

It’s elusive at times… seemingly just out of reach when we need it the most.

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I’m striving to seek out benches and ponder these wise words, gradually building a buffer against daily stress. In this whispered stillness, I can feel quiet strength returning slowly.

How’s YOUR journey toward Quiet? 

daily life transformed by God into extraordinary tapestries

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