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A Calm and Quiet Soul

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely, I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the LORD from henceforth and forever.

–Psalm 131:1-3


Facing uncertainty, our minds can become overwhelmed with speculation and worry. Then after an event has taken place, we look back, wondering if we did the right thing.

David learned how to have peace when faced with such problems. He learned the importance of being humble before God and submitting his thoughts, emotions, and actions to Him. If you have made mistakes, confess them. Continue staying clean before Him.

We often find ourselves carrying burdens from the past and being bogged down by worry. The Bible urges us to realize the importance of staying humble before God. Trust Him to give you a calm mind. As we commit our ways to Him, we should recognize that He cares for us and is watching over us.

Responding to moments like these, David said that he calmed and quieted his soul “like a weaned child” (v. 2). These children can be confident, knowing that their mothers always are near, ready to help.

If you find yourself filled with turmoil and anxiety, start focusing on God. Commit your needs to Him. Declare His promises. And turn over every problem to Him, just as weaned children trust in their mothers. Humble yourself before Him and submit every situation to Him. Then start praising Him and thanking Him for the answer.

Calm and quiet your soul to receive His peace. And place your hope in Him

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