Silence can mean a lot of different things. We keep quiet to think, to rest, to reflect, to give space, to respect another's silence, to allow a healing process to take place, or sometimes to stop trying because there's nothing else we can do.
For some, it's a safe haven and a welcome season to be refreshed. But for others, silence is uncomfortable. It means wasting time and doing nothing. Being still is simply not their cup of tea nor their personality.
But there are moments when being silent and sitting still mean putting your complete trust in God - for Him to intervene, for Him to come to Your aid - so you can have rest...so you can once again be reminded of Who God is and be amazed at what He can do.
When you feel the need to defend yourself, but simply can't...
When you want so much to be understood, but you aren't listened to...
When trying to fix something could only worsen it...
...that's when you must let God fight for you. He is a sure winner!
"The Lord will fight for you while you keep silent.” Exodus 14:14, NASB
In silence, in quietness, in staying calm...there's strength, peace and victory.
"The Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm." Exodus 14:14, NLT
I say that again - for you and for myself: "Just stay calm." :)