Struggling Through a Lack of Silence

6 thoughts on “Struggling Through a Lack of Silence”

  1. Pearl, when my kids were small, I craved silence. No matter how I planned, maneuvered, structured, coerced, organized, etc. my day, there was no quiet time. I often resolved to stay up late after the family went to bed, but I was too tired. Then I resolved to get up early ahead of the family, but I was too sleepy.

    Now I have lots of silence . . . and I start wanting the grandkids to drop by!

    1. Debbie, I appreciate your perspective. It helps to know all the stages are temporary; it helps even more to talk with someone who’s been there, empathizes, and lends wisdom! 🙂

  2. As a person who values… even needs silence or quiet to balance my inner self, what leapt out at me today was the verse that you quoted from the Psalmist “Be still and know that I am God.” Yes, be still. Stop. Just stop sister. When life is crazy around me, when it’s not noise but chaos that sifts through my being at work or wherever, I don’t need silence. I need to just stop and “be still.” I. Need. To. Be. Still. And in those moments, know that God is there, that it is not silence I need to calm my inner self but his presence. Allow that to sift through and calm the chaos. Then move onward, soldier and carry on.

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