“…when you are on your beds, SEARCH YOUR HEARTS AND BE SILENT.” (Psalm 4:4 NIV)
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.” (Psalm 4:8 NIV)
Even the strongest king can experience anxieties in his heart. But I love how King David managed to guard his heart—-through searching and silence.
Searching is defined as thoroughly scrutinizing things in a concerting way. This means, King David teaches us to identify all the issues of our lives, then, examining it if it’s worth wasting of our time and effort. If it helps us grow in spirit. If it really is worth entering our hearts. King David understood that solving problems requires a study. It requires solution that led him to be in ‘silence’.
Silence is define as the complete absence of sound. This means:
1. The absence of ourselves and the presence of a Big God, acknowledging that He is in control. (Silence is surrendering)
2. The absence of our unteachable heart and the presence of His Living Word, teaching us what to do. (Silence is enlightenment)
3. The absence of our complaining lips and the presence of His very own voice, encouraging us to look unto Him. (Silence is stillness in faith)
4. The absence of our weariness and the presence of His gentle Spirit, letting us to bask in His presence. (Silence is dependence)
5. The absence of our course of plan and the presence of His direction, leading us on our knees. (Silence is prayerfulness)
Therefore, silence is the only answer to everything. Take time to be silent before Him and sure enough we will experience the fullness of its benefits.