One day last week, I had to run away from home. It wasn’t—as some of you may be thinking—the result of having a retired husband at home all day. No, it was the roofers. Hundreds of them were on top of my house pounding away. Well, maybe there were only six, but it sounded like an army up there. It was Chinese water torture with sound. So, I left for a few hours.
I believe living in our modern culture with its massive information overload, constant communication and 24/7 news cycle can torture us just like the constant, irritating noise of six hammers beating out an irregular rhythm. Each of us needs a break from this daily onslaught.
So, how can we find a peaceful retreat?
The Bible gives the seeker of peace a definitive answer. “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3 (ESV).
Retreat. Get away. Find time during the day to get your mind “stayed” on the Lord. Read His Word, pray, fellowship with Him and the hammering will stop..