The right to remain silent is an inner peace that has been made available!
Our inner silence is a work to obtain!
My soul filled with anxiety, doubt, fear, worry as mentioned in a prior blog is as likened unto a busy city!
But, my soul doesn’t have to stay in such a state of busyness. I can and have begun to cut down the noise that can be and has been on occasion so loud that my body wanted to just stop it was so overwhelming.
Yes! Even as a believer in Jesus this was going on in my life. The traditional/ religious follow the book and speak on only what will make people feel good while going through tough times was all I knew.
Now, if you are in a traditional/ religious based church and it works for you that is wonderful and this post is NOT knocking that as that is where I got some of my foundation in the faith!
For me it got to a place where the patch job wasn’t working any more and I longed for true deep inner change to silence the noisy soul I have.
One of the foundational verses for my now church is 1 Thessalonians 5:23:
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23 NASB
This verse a biblical truth proved that His peace was available to me in my soul! It shows the grace of God to provide peace to make me complete inwardly and not so broken by the chaos of my soul.
Jesus is known as the Prince of Peace or Jehavah Shalom that very part of Him came to dwell inside of me at salvation, it is up to me to pull on that of the fruit of His spirit to have that peace in my life.
Then my people will live in a peaceful habitation, And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places; Isaiah 32:18 NASB
The more I am able to pull from His provided peace I can silence the noise within and begin to live in peaceful habitation and in undisturbed resting places with the tools provided me by my wonderful Pastor to not allow outer things to disturb my peace.