Psalm 65: 7 You who still the noise of the seas, The noise of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples.
There seems to be a lot of noise today; in politics, entertainment, smart phones, neighborhoods and even in church. There seem to be fewer places one can retreat to avoid the clamor. How we cope with all the sounds that reverberate constantly for our attention?
Early morning prayer walks help me enjoy the ever elusive quietness and solemnity my ears long for. A drive in the mountains was a great retreat from the noise of business when we lived in Colorado.
David knew Who could bring tranquility and silence the sounds that attempting to drown out our capacity to hear the Lord. Earlier in this Psalm David speaks of the blessing for the person chosen to “approach” God and “dwell” in His courts. There are multiple benefits for those who dare to position themselves for “this” quietness.
One is that His presence quiets all the noise!