Friday, February 22, 2013

quiet, quiet


Listen to this song.


My life up until Tuesday was the first 23 seconds of that song. Constant rushing and noise, never a pause to stop and think or stop and listen. I figured being a full-time Bible student meant somehow that my communication line with God was open—after all, I spend at least 20 hours a week solely in His Word, and another several doing ministry. So I continued to pack my schedule with activities, and the one Person who never got an appointment was God.

Then 0:24 happened. Everything came to a screeching halt and somewhere through the teeth-gritting pain I heard Him saying, “Quiet, quiet.” Now I’m in a splint and on crutches for the next several weeks, and my life by necessity has significantly slowed down—and I can finally hear Him. This is the definition of blessing. Not that God gave me something I’ve had on my Christmas list, but that God gave me something that is drawing me back to my relationship with Him.


  1. Hi Hallie...I don't even know you, but I saw you post this on the Do Hard Things FB page. I've never heard this song before, but immediately listened to it. It's exactly what I needed to hear. My life has been so busy and crazy. I've been helping my church and unconverted friends with situations, problems, etc. I've been giving them Biblical and personal advice, yet realized I'm a total hypocrite. I haven't given God my time at all recently, and He's the one whose directing this busy season of life! Anyways, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting this, I need to slow down and seriously re-think my priorities and the direction of my life. May God bless you!

    1. Thank you so much for visiting! I am so humbled and thankful that God used this to speak to you... He is so good and it amazes me anew all the time!

  2. It is so amazing that you chose to listen and humble your own self to *find* the blessing in this instance. I hope you get well soon!



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