Let us seek the quiet heart in our prayers. Prayer must arise within us as a fountain from unknown depths. But we must leave it to God to answer in His own wisest way. We are so impatient, and think that God does not answer. A child asked God for fine weather on her birthday, and it rained! Some one said, “God didn’t answer your prayer.” “Oh yes,” she replied, “He did, God always answers, but He said No!” God always answers! He never fails! Be still! If we abide in Him, and He abides in us, we ask what we will, and it is done. As a sound may dislodge an avalanche, so the prayer of faith sets in motion the power of God.
In times of difficulty—be still! Your enemies are plotting your overthrow! They laugh at your strong confidence! But have you not heard His voice saying: “This is the way, walk in it”? Then leave Him to deal with your foes from whatever quarter they come. He is your Rock, and rocks do not shake. He is your High Tower, and a high tower cannot be flooded. You need mercy, and to Him belongs mercy. Do not run here and there in panic! Just quietly wait, hushing your soul, as He did the fears of His friends on the eve of Gethsemane and Calvary. “Rest in the Lord, wait patiently for Him.” “Be still, for He will not rest, until He has finished the thing this day.”
Adapted from F.B. Myer’s “Our Daily Walk” devotional.