A Calm Soul

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Did you know that you can calm and quiet your own soul? When you deeply, deeply know that Daddy God has your world in His hands, you can snuggle in and allow Him to manage everything for you. In today’s episode, we talk about learning to live in that place of trusting abandon to His perfect care. Breathe in His peace as you listen here:

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“Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me” (Ps. 131:2, NKJV).

In your mind’s eye, can you see the picture described here? A wee child nuzzled up his mother’s arms. Calm, quiet, extremely contented. Safe and secure. Not a worry in the world. A weaned child is one who has been bountifully nourished, fully satisfied, and learned to deeply trust. The child has “no thought for the ‘morrow.” He has learned by personal experience that his parents are entirely, wonderfully dependable. They are devoted to him. He has not even one fleeting doubt that he will be always cared for. His head is peacefully nestled into his mama’s neck in absolute, contented abandon.

“I have calmed and quieted my soul.” Did you know that we can calm and quiet our own souls? The Hebrew here literally means, “I have made level and made quiet my soul.” You and I can cultivate a quiet inner life with level, even, steady emotions. How? The key is in the preceding verse:

“O Lord, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me.” (v. 1, emphasis mine).

With these words, the Psalmist is describing for us the wonderful innocent abandon that little children display. They are not worried about the big stuff, the “great matters.” They know Mom and Dad have everything covered. The emphasis of the picture in this psalm is on our smallness. It’s a wonderfully healthy thing to realize how small we are… because our smallness is contrasted by His hugeness. He is the Continue reading A Calm Soul