Monday, July 27, 2015

Quieting Your Heart

My heart is not proud Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me.
But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with it's mother; like a weaned child I am content.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.
Psalm 131

Are you feeling overwhelmed or a little bit stressed over events you see or are happening in your life? I only ask because it's where I have been tempted to go the last couple of days. 
Then I remembered Psalm 131 and decided to read it again, and again, and again. (I had listened to a teaching on it not too long ago, so it was still pretty fresh in my memory.) His Word quiets the anxious heart.

Because he is the Lord and I trust him, I will not try to figure out the why, I will not concern myself with great matters
Because he is the Lord and has always been faithful in all things, I will be content in whatever situation I find myself in. I will be like that weaned child with it's mother. He has all things under his control, all of it, I do not need to worry.  It may look like a mess from my view, but it's because I don't see the beauty tapestry he is weaving. Continuing to learn, to rest in him.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

"Continuing to learn, to rest in Him."

Yes, oh yes.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Lea said...

Great reminder and rest in Him is the greatest rest!

Cheryl said...

I am saying "amen" to every word! We recently discussed this passage in our Bible study. Oh, to be that weaned child...quiet before Him, trusting in His goodness, resting in Him.

"They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true."

Debbie said...

I had a VERY hard week. And He is definitely all that pulled me through. Such treasures are in the scriptures and I how grateful I am. Thanks for sharing this. How I love that particular scripture! Hope the rest of your week is good!

Creations By Cindy said...

Beautiful and heart touching post today. I am so grateful for His Word. Our Hope is in Him and Him alone. Happy Wednesday! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I have read and re read this scripture and took it in especially the part about hope. Happy that you shared. :)

Camille said...

Truly, the Lord is so very good...may we all rest in His perfect plan and loving care over us!! I agree...the tapestry is woven beautifully by Him...though it may not look like it when we are in the midst of the dark parts. Hugs to you, sweet friend. Love, Camille