“Ye shall not go out with haste” (Isaiah 52:12).
I do not believe that we have begun to understand the marvelous power there is in stillness. We are in such a hurry–we must be doing–so that we are in danger of not giving God a chance to work. You may depend upon it, God never says to us, “Stand still,” or “Sit still,” or “Be still,” unless He is going to do something.
This is our trouble in regard to our Christian life; we want to do something to be Christians when we need to let Him work in us. Do you know how still you have to be when your likeness is being taken?
Now God has one eternal purpose concerning us, and that is that we should be like His Son; and in order that this may be so, we must be passive. We hear so much about activity, maybe we need to know what it is to be quiet.
I have seen in my Christian walk how many people fight to get to the top and fall to their death. Had they sat and be still, they might have been alive today. You cannot hurry God to do a work to please you. You may not even be in the will of God except to be still and know that He is God.
This is how the wise king puts it, “Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”
May God grant you some understanding in your walk of life and teach you to wait. Blessings
Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div