We live in a loud, busy world. We are always connected and rarely find time to find a quiet place. Throughout the Bible, the authors write of the importance of being quiet and finding a quiet place to meet with God. Here are some verses on the effectiveness of quietness.
Then Jesus said, “Let’s go off by ourselves to a quiet place and rest awhile.” He said this because there were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his apostles didn’t even have time to eat.So they left by boat for a quiet place, where they could be alone.
Mark 6:31-32 NLT
I’m asking GOD for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet. That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world, The perfect getaway, far from the buzz of traffic.
Psalm 27:4-5 MSG
My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
Isaiah 32:18 AMP
Trust in the Lord and wait quietly for his help. Don’t be angry when people make evil plans and succeed.
Psalms 37:7 ERV
Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.
Matthew 6:6 MSG
It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:26 AMP
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
GOD, my shepherd! I don’t need a thing. You have bedded me down in lush meadows, you find me quiet pools to drink from. True to your word, you let me catch my breath and send me in the right direction.
Psalm 23:1-3 MSG
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, internal and external, and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.
Isaiah 32:17 AMP
Then in their trouble they called to the Lord, and he saved them from their distress. He calmed the raging storm, and the waves became quiet. They were glad because of the calm, and he brought them safe to the port they wanted.
Psalms 107:28-30 GNB