It’s Too Loud

"For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not." Isaiah 30: 15 King James Version

I usually have my radio on listening to Southern Gospel music which is my favorite kind of music. However, I have been having a lot of headaches lately. I’m not sure if they are stress or sinus headaches. All I know is that when my head is hurting, I can’t stand any noise. I turn my radio on every morning and the music hurts my head so I have to turn it off.

My sister and brother-in-law gave me a beautiful wall clock that has a picture of Jesus. I love it, however even the ticking of that battery operated decorative wall clock sounds like a roaring cannon. I have had to take the battery out of the clock until the headaches go away. Wouldn’t it be wonderful it we could take the batteries out of people who are criticizing, accusing and judging us? We can’t do it, but I know the one who can and His name is Jesus.

No, we can’t take the batteries out of people who are so loud with their disapproval of us. However our precious Saviour can do anything. He can melt their hardened hearts so that they no longer criticize and judge us. The noise of their accusations, their criticism and their sarcasm is very loud at times. So loud, in fact, that there are times that we can’t hear anything else.

So often, in our feeble attempts to escape from the pressures of this life, we try to drown out the loud noise of accusations, criticism and sarcasm of people in alcohol or drugs. It hasn’t worked and it never will work. Only our precious Saviour can give us the peace and rest that our hearts so desperately need. Jesus tells us that we need to return to Him so He can give us rest. He also tells us that He will save us from all of the noise and chaos of our busy lives when we enter into His haven of rest. We stay so busy with the schedules and demands of our lives that we don’t make the time to rest in the loving arms of Jesus.

We take vacations to get away from everything and rest and regroup. If we take vacations to rest our physical bodies from work, we should realize that it is far more important for us to rest our hearts in Jesus. He will be faithful to put His arms of understanding, unconditional love and rest around us. He will renew and refresh our hearts from the poisonous barbs of satan and the world.

If the noise of people who criticize you, accuse you and judge you is too loud, run into the arms of Jesus who is our haven of rest. Thank God for our haven of rest. Thank God that we have a place of refuge in the loving arms of our precious Saviour. He not only saves our souls; He saves us from the attacks of satan and the world. Allow Jesus to quiet your heart and give you peace instead of turmoil. He will once again set you on the mountain tops of happiness.

Copyright 2008 by Joanne Lowe, all rights reserved.

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