The scripture for today, July 16 (7/16), is Genesis 7:16 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
“The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord shut him in.”
Does your life sometimes feel like a downpour of unending bad events or a flood of tragedies? Whenever that happens, why not just enter an ark of safety and let God shut the door? When God shuts the door on something, try to recognize it and take advantage of its peace and quiet.
Our ark of safety is in our mind, our heart, our soul. Our ark of safety is quietness in Jesus.
“My heart is not proud, O Lord….But I have stilled and quieted my soul” (Psalm 131:1f)
“In quietness and trust is your strength” (Isaiah 30:15b)
“The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever” (Isaiah 32:17).