A Quiet Mind

By Linda Tancs

Robert Louis Stevenson said, “Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.” That observation speaks of serenity, which the dictionary defines as a state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled.

How quiet is your mind? Would you liken it to the hush of a library or the chaos of an avalanche? Stevenson told us what a quiet mind is, but he didn’t say how to get one. For that you should turn to Scripture. It tells us to keep our mind stayed on the Lord (Isaiah 26:3). A mind stayed on Him is faithful, and faith produces peace. Peace guards the heart and mind (Philippians 4:7), keeping them running in perfect step, just like a clock during a storm.

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