Breaktime: No Words
So I remained utterly silent, not even saying anything good. But my anguish increased; Psalm 39:2
Again, David reminds us his solution for the enemies attack, remaining silent. He may at one time fought back with words but now he remained quiet. He learned the best words to say were no words. However, he felt his heart in anguish when he remained silent. One of the ways to release the growing pressure under persecution is talking it through.
Don’t we all have times we need to vent under stress of troublesome times. We want to use our words to decrease the ever-increasing pressure. David felt this anguish but there are times when silence is the greatest of strengths we can apply to our situation.
When we find ourselves ready to use our words as a source of attack use a different approach remain silent. This takes a great source of discipline to be quiet. It is in those time remembering the Lord is with is will give us the reminder He can handle it. There are many times Jesus remained silent. Wonder what we could learn if we stop using words and remain in Him.
The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Proverbs 17:27,28
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Where would silence be a better approach?