“Why are you so petrified of silence? Here can you handle this…”
We listen to sounds all the time, especially as moms. It is easy to notice the silence. If you have a kid or a dog, you know that when things are quiet someone is most likely up to no good. If you struggle to sleep you likely shut the lights out at night and lay in bed thinking about the what ifs and the to do’s that tomorrow and next week and next year will bring and somewhere along the way we realize that the quiet can be a stressful time for us. It is hard to adjust to.
When you start taking time for yourself in the morning or in the evening to plan, journal, do Bible study and pray the quiet becomes a lot more tolerable. Quiet with a purpose is honey to the soul. It is beautiful and enriches our lives in such amazing ways, because the quiet is giving us soul-rest like an infant snuggled into its mama’s arms those quiet moments allow us to snuggle into God and become confident and comfortable with our own thoughts.
So when Alanis Morrisette sings the line quote at the beginning it is followed by a moment of silence and then the song picks up:
“did you think about your bills, your ex, a deadline, did you long for the next distraction?”
I am tired of longing for the next distraction and content in spending moments in the Word with the One who created me.