The Isolation Chamber


The Isolation Chamber

“Be still and know that I am God….” Psalm 46:10

There is a time and place in our walk with God in which He sets us in a place of waiting. It is a place in which all past experiences are of no value. It is a time of such stillness that it can disturb the most faithful if we do not understand that He is the one who has brought us to this place for only a season. It is as if God has placed a wall around us. No new opportunities–simply inactivity.

During these times, God is calling us aside to fashion something new in us. It is an isolation chamber designed to call us to deeper roots of prayer and faith. It is not a comfortable place, especially for a task-driven workplace believer. Our nature cries out, “You must do something,” while God is saying, “Be still and know that I am God.” You know the signs that you have been brought into this chamber when He has removed many things from your life and you can’t seem to change anything. Perhaps you are unemployed. Perhaps you are laid up with an illness.

Most religious people live a very planned and orchestrated life where they know almost everything that will happen. But for people in whom God is performing a deeper work, He brings them into a time of quietness that seems almost eerie. They cannot say what God is doing. They just know that He is doing a work that cannot be explained to themselves or to others.

Has God brought you to a place of being still? Be still and know that He really is God. When this happens, the chamber will open soon after.


  • Rav

    Praises be to GOD who calls us by His name and for His purpose as His own people and He knows us when to stop us and when to let go (move). To Him, be praise forever!
    I saw the wall this morning in prayer 🙂
    Thank you, Os.

  • Murray Funk

    Just yesterday I was praying for something that I could share with my weekly men’s small group..Every topic that came to mind this past week was OK , but there was nothing in those that I had personally experienced..Until today PTL !……this is something I have been going through and still am..thks Os..Please pray that I will be able to effectively share with the men what God is teaching me.

  • Connie Clinton

    Thank you very much for this message this morning. It seems like this message was talking to me. This is a great powerful message from God I needed this message this morning. God love you God bless you have a wonderful beauitful bless day.

  • Kim HJ

    Helloo Os H. thank you for spiritual comment. I got a great impact to your book “The upside of adeversity” then God have given a grace and I have grown in faith and knowing God though my painful period. and today this message also comfort me thank you.

  • Juan Carlos Flores Zuñiga

    Thanks Os
    I had completely related to you article. God help us to nature through this isolation chamber. I prefer to call it a wall because you cannot get through until you completely surrender to God which often happens when we are still and quiet knowing He is God and we are not

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