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Holding My Peace

Let’s face it, one of the hardest things to do sometimes is to just “zip our lips.” How “satisfying it would be just to give so and so an “piece of our mind….”

In sermons, our Pastor says something to the effect of, “Don’t give away what you don’t have….” or “Keep what you have. There might not be much left.”

Holding my peace, as the Bible says, has been one of my greatest challenges, and I feel I have a long way to go, but the Lord has been so good to help me. The changes He has accomplished in me, and continues to work on, amaze me.

For some time now, I have been dealing with this area in a partular struggle in my life. The flesh wants to speak out, but the Spirit of God keeps saying no. This morning, I was reminded of the following verses:

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace. Exodus 14:13-14

I also searched out a few more verses to help me out:

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3

Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Psalms 19:14

I have lost count how many times I have quoted this last verse to myself to keep my mouth, mind and heart on track.

But like all struggles, I know God’s promises hold true:

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

When I keep my focus on Whom it needs to be, maintain my prayer and Bible time, and continue to remind myself of God’s ways, life just goes on a whole lot easier, and I am able to “hold my peace.”

One Response to Holding My Peace

  • Shawn Gould says:

    I really needed to read that…thank you.  I work with people who constantly try to setup other employees or new employees to the area and it really gets to me when the person has done nothing to them at all.  I see so many things going on in the office, but is it hard to hold my peace.  I am the one who usually make people laugh and try to keep the peace, but today I am just tired and don't feel like doing that.  I am tired of smiling in people face and know they are trying to set me up behind my back.   Just tired.

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