Read: Psalm 46

Our world has become increasingly noisy. According to a news report, science has found a way to achieve absolute silence. “Scientists have shown the blueprint for an ‘acoustic cloak,’ which could make objects resistant to sound waves. The technology, defined in the New Journal of Physics, could be used to build sound-proof homes, advanced concert halls, or stealth warships.”

When we seek out a quiet place for devotional time with God, we may wish we had an “acoustic cloak.” But even if we could silence all external sound, the internal noises of worry would still resonate in our minds. We are told: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). But how do we calm our hearts in practical terms?

God understands our dilemma and has provided His own “acoustic cloak” to quiet our hearts. It involves exchanging our cares for His peace. “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).

As we place our concerns in God’s capable and mighty hands, we find a quietness that only He can provide. God gives peace to those who are quiet before Him.

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