A few years ago I was in Boston. I had a doctor’s appointment there. While I was there, I was able to attend a Bible study with some brethren. It was great! It was great because…
- Wherever I go I am able to meet with others who have the same faith as I do in Jesus Christ.
- I saw familiar faces from people I know from Texas and Missouri…WOW.
- We were able to study the word of God. I heard something that I needed to hear.
The saints were studying from the book of Psalms. There was one chapter that stuck with me. I sent it and my thoughts to my wife. It’s a short Psalms, yet it’s powerful.
“O LORD, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.”
During Bible class we talked about our relationship with the Lord. We discussed the challenges that sometimes get in the way. We talked about simple things we can do to draw closer to God. Then we read this text.
What can we learn from this passage?
As the people of God, we need to say calm. Do you agree? We need to trust in the Lord. Yet remaining calm seems more and more challenging. There’s so much that we do on a daily basis. There are so many apps, devices, and to do lists that strip us of being able to remain calm. There’s the daily pressure of relationships, work, finances, and the future.
Yet, we are to stay CALM.
- As we mature in our walk with God, this should become more and more natural.
- Our soul should become more quieted as we grow in our faith in God.
Stay calm! Be calm! Trust in the ONE who created the heavens and the earth. Draw closer to God on a daily basis. Like Jesus wake up early and pray to God. Slip away and find some for prayer. Trust in the ONE that can truly give you peace!
I CAN DO…SO CAN YOU
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I really appreciate how you focus on “calm” in this passage. I skimmed right over it the first time, but it’s so powerful.
Thanks my friend!
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