Lent 2019 | Day 23: Silence

I grew up in a loud house. It was the house where everyone talked at the same time. And, if you were not careful, it turned into a competition of who could our shout the person next to them. It was fun, but it also could be hectic!

As the years have passed, I find myself less inclined to be loud. (I’m still loud, so don’t misunderstand.) What I mean is that I have learned to appreciate the silent moments of life. I have learned to enjoy them.

Silence provides us with time to listen and reflect. Time to turn our attention inward and take a look at what is happening in our hearts and minds. That is if you are willing to look at what you may find.

I have known many people who have had fear about looking in, about addressing issues and past hurts. It can be hard, but it is also necessary for there to be growth and healing. Most things we can handle on our own, but a few we have to seek counsel and help with.

I want to encourage you to spend time in silence. Not to mull things over and become anxious, but to take stock of where things are and decide to move forward. The noise of life can get loud and it will take some silence to hear from God and chart a path.

About the author

Victor Scott

I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, husband, father, and author. I am an avid Cubs fan and a lover of Chicago-style Deep Dish pizza.

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