“Standing still, on some occasions, is the paramount duty of the follower of Christ. There are times when we must be merely onlookers, hopes shrivel like autumn leaves, and we simply do not know which way to turn. It may be just then that we shall learn for the first time how to stand still in perfect peace and quietness of soul, not idling away our time, not hopelessly limp and heedless of the outcome, but working on in such ways as may be given to us, observing with eager joy the way in which God will work it all out to a perfectly glorious ending.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot’s grandfather, When Days Seem Dark
A quiet heart is content with what God gives. An experienced heart trusts Him in every little thing. A reflective heart remembers He will not necessarily protect us from anything it takes to make us like Jesus.