Waiting on God Quietly


a bruised reed

By Andrew Murray

“In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength”  Isaiah 30:15

Such words reveal to us the close connection between quietness and faith. They show us what a deep need there is of quietness, as an element of true waiting upon God. If we are to have our whole heart turned toward God, we must have it turned away from man, from all that occupies and interests, whether of joy or sorrow.

“Take heed, and be quiet; fear not, neither be fainthearted” Isaiah 7:4

God is a being of such infinite greatness and glory, and our nature has become so estranged from Him, that it requires our whole heart and desires set upon Him, even in some little measure, to know and receive Him. Everything that is not God, that excites our fears or stirs our efforts or awakens our hopes or makes us glad…

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