Seek Him In Silence And Solitude

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 a still small voice. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. (1 Kings 19:11-13)

The report about Him spread all the more, and great crowds assembled to listen to Him and to be cured of their ailments, but He would withdraw to deserted places to pray. (Luke 5:15-16)

He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. (Mark 6:31-32)

Rising very early before dawn, He left and went off to a deserted place, where He prayed. (Mark 1:35)

When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. (Matthew 6:6)

In those days He departed to the mountain to pray, and He spent the night in prayer to God. (Luke 6:12)

Good is the Lord to one who waits for Him, to the soul that seeks Him; it is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord. (Lamentations 3:25-26)

Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. (Psalm 37:7)

Be still, and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from Him. (Psalm 62:5)

By waiting and by calm you shall be saved, in quiet and in trust your strength lies. (Isaiah 30:15)

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; He restores my soul. (Psalm 23:1-3)

(c) Paul Buis, 2005