“But I have calmed and quieted my soul”. Vs 2
To be honest, I struggle with quietness. I always seem to want to have noise in my life. I have music playing in the background when I work, or I love to sit in a coffee shop while I work through reading or writing. Noise seems to distract my easily distractable brain so that I can focus.
Yet the Psalmist words are ringing in my ear as I read and re read these verses. Calmed and quieted soul. Is this really about noise or is the Psalmist talking about our contentment with a God who is in control. When we are facing trials in our lives, we can turn to a God and be content in His voice. Content in His word and be content in our soul.
You see when our hearts are lifted up (vs 1) to the God in control and we place all of our burdens, fears, worries, and concerns at the feet of Jesus, then and only then are we able to be at rest. Be at calm in our spirit, be filled with the indwelling presence of God, walking away fully satisfied like a child who has been feed from the love of its mother.
The Psalmist doesn’t end there in this simple but short Psalm, he reminds his people, I remind us, that this is the Hope that we can trust. God WILL and IS the one who will calm our soul and quiet our spirit. He has done this yesterday, today, and as the Psalmist says, forever more. Place your trust in the God for He has the power to calm and quiet our soul.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalms 129-132