A still, quiet soul!

“I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.” (Psalm 131:1)
Life and reality are more complicated than we care to admit.
We like to reduce everything – including God – to a formula we can understand.
We are critical when God and things about God don’t make sense to us.
As if our puny minds can fathom the mysteries of the Universe, let alone God.
We have lost our sense of mystery, of wonder, of humility.
I believe that one day when we finally stand before God, we will say what Job said.
“Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.” (Job 42:3)
This is not a bad thing, actually it is the wonderful security of a child in it’s mother’s arms.
The child does not know, let alone understand, what is going on in the world around it.
But one thing it knows, it is safe within the loving arms of it’s loving mother.
I have found it helpful to sit in the quiet and repeat, ‘relax, God has it in hand!’
Or like the psalmist, “be still and know that I am God!” (Psalm 46:10)
As a Jesus follower, I need this reminder to “put my hope in the Lord” (131:3)
When life gets overwhelming, quiet your soul in His arms… He has things under control!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, remind me of this beautiful psalm whenever I get stressed over overwhelmed. Help me to imagine myself as a young child lying safe in Your arms.

One Comment

  1. Good Morning!
    This is God,
    I will be handling all of your problems today.
    I will not need your help.
    So, relax and have a great day!

    God is in charge. Today and always He needs to be first. A proud heart thinks of self and pride causes the fall. My eyes need to be lifted up for my helps from the Lord the Maker of heaven and earth. Putting my small hand into His, following His leading – that’s comfort. Lean on Him.
    What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
    What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
    Leaning, leaning,
    Safe and secure from all alarms;
    Leaning, leaning,
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
    O how sweet to walk in this pilgrim way,
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
    O how bright the path grows from day to day,
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
    What have I to dread, what have I to fear,
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!
    I have peace complete with my Lord so near,
    Leaning on the Everlasting Arms!

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