Quiet Time

“I call this time” (slipping away to be with God in study and prayer) “with God ‘the great exchange.’ Away from the world and hidden from public view, I exchange…

my weariness for His strength,

my weakness for His power,

my darkness for His light,

my problems for His solutions,

my burdens for His freedom,

my frustrations for His peace,

my turmoil for His calm,

my hopes for His promises,

my afflictions for His balm of comfort,

my questions for His answers,

my confusion for His knowledge,

my doubt for His assurance,

my nothingness for His awesomeness,

the temporal for the eternal, and

the impossible for the possible!”

                                                     ~Elizabeth  George~


4 thoughts on “Quiet Time

  1. This is such an encouragement and so amazingly true! God does meet us when we go to Him and He does exchange our filthy rags every time for His beauty. I love the great exchange,when we go to God in prayer. It is a miracle

    Isa 61:1-3
    “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,Because the Lord has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor;He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,To proclaim liberty to the captives,And the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,And the day of vengeance of our God;To comfort all who mourn, 3 To console those who mourn in Zion,To give them beauty for ashes ,The oil of joy for mourning,The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;That they may be called trees of righteousness,The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

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