For thus said the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel:
By waiting and by calm you shall be saved,
in quiet and in trust shall be your strength.

Isaiah 30:15 NAB


Being quiet is not looked up on well. In any scenario, the louder and bolder party is seen as better. Quietness might be interpreted as weakness, submission, vulnerability. So how can quietness be our strength? Quietness can give rise to trust. “Be still, and know that I am God;” Psalm 46:10.

Quietness implies that someone else is in action, doing the work. It links to trust because it requires that calmness, surrender, “blind” trust. When we are going through difficulties, it seems very intense and we may even be tempted to think that God has forgotten all about us. But it’s important to remember that is not true. God cares about all of us but also each of us in a very intimate way. He cares about even the small details of your life. We may not see him working in our lives but he definitely is. This is why ‘blind’ trust is needed. It’s a leap of faith in these times because we have no idea what the outcome will be but we trust that God will take care of it.

Steffi Siby