Habakkuk 2:20 - The Message
Be still, be calm, see, and understand I am the True God.
Psalm 46:10 - The Voice
Early in His ministry, the Bible tells us, Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35). Similarly, Luke writes, Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God (Luke 6:12). Both Matthew and Mark record a similar experience. After sending His disciples ahead of Him, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray (Matthew 14:23; see also Mark 6:46). Often we see Jesus withdrawing from the crowds, quieting the noise around Him and spending time alone in prayer. That He would choose to do so shortly before His death on Calvary's cross speaks loudly about the importance of this practice, this discipline of silence and solitude.
As we continue to walk with Jesus to the cross, may we make some time to be alone, to dwell in the presence of God and wait upon Him, to allow Him to speak truth into our lives and whisper words of affirmation and love.
He provides me rest in rich, green fields beside streams of refreshing water.
He soothes my fears; He makes me whole again, steering me off worn, hard paths
to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.
Psalm 23:2-3 - The Voice
This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says...in quietness and trust is your strength.
Of one thing I am certain: my soul has become calm, quiet, and contented in You.
Psalm 131:2 - The Voice