Stillness, Quiet, Waiting


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The verses listed below are in no particular order.

PSALM 46:10 Surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God. I am the God above the nations, and I will be exalted throughout the whole earth. [TPT]

PSALM 46:10 Be still (or “cease striving”), and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! [NKJV]

PROVERBS 9:4-6 Whoever wants to know me and receive my wisdom, come and dine at my table and drink of my wine. Lay aside your simple thoughts and leave your paths behind. Agree with my ways, live in my truth, and righteousness you will find.

PROVERBS 20:24 It is the Lord who directs your life, for each step you take is ordained by God to bring you closer to your destiny. So much of your life, then, remains a mystery! [TPT]

PROVERBS 17:1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting and strife.

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PSALM 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God. [NKJV]

PROVERBS 20:3 It is honorable for a man to stop striving since any fool can start a quarrel. [NKJV]

ISAIAH 40:31 …but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. [ESV]

ISAIAH 41:1 Listen to me in silence… [ESV]

ISAIAH 30:15 For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In returning (or repentance) and rest you shall be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing. [NAS]

PSALM 116:7 Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. [NAS]

PSALM 116:7 Now I can say to myself and to all, “Relax and rest, be confident and serene, for the Lord rewards fully those who simply trust in him.” [TPT]

ROMANS 8:32 For God has proved his love by giving us his greatest treasure, the gift of his Son. And since God freely offered him up as the sacrifice for us all, he certainly won’t withhold from us anything else he has to give. [TPT]

ROMANS 8:32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? [NAS]

PSALM 84:11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. [NAS]