I will never forget the morning I woke up before my family to spend some quiet time with God. I had my Bible, journal and pen thinking I was ready for the Holy Spirit to share what God wanted me to know that day. I sat still for about one minute or less and my mind was rapidly racing with questions to God.
I remember sitting there and asking God, How come you are not answering any of my questions?
In that moment what I realized was I started to get upset with God because I felt that He was ignoring me. As I sat in the stillness, the Holy Spirit let me know that I was creating my own chaos and doubt within myself. This was due to the impatience I was stirring up by wanting answers from God right then. Lastly, the Holy Spirit reminded me about 1 Thessalonians 5:18 KJV which says "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."
Basically what I had forgotten to do was to thank God for waking me up, being able to see the sunshine and hear the birds sing. Simply put, I did not begin my worship time by praising God. So with this revelation, I took a deep breath and started over. I took the time to write down and verbally thank God for all the things that I was grateful for. I realized this approach caused the chaos to subside and the doubt to be removed just like the wind in Mark 4:39. So if you find yourself rushing in your quiet time with God, remember these words...Peace, be still!