An Old Favorite: Keep a Quiet Heart

I’m reading a book by Elisabeth Elliot I’ve never read before, and it’s a perfect fit for where I am in life right now. It’s called Keep a Quiet Heart. 

This book is ultimately about surrender and what it means to fully trust in God in all circumstances. She writes this prayer for herself:

“Teach me to treat all that comes to me with peace of soul and with a firm conviction that Your will governs all.”

As I grow older, I’m learning to “keep a quiet heart” when external things start raging, going all wrong, or causing pain. It’s wonderful that God puts us on a path in life to help our heart learn this quiet, confident trust. His will governs all. When we truly believe this, we can see God’s provision and goodness covering our lives.

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