Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Calm and Quiet Soul


But I have calmed and quieted myself,  I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. (Psalm 131: 2)

Who doesn't desire to feel calm, quiet, and content? The above verse of scripture creates a beautiful image of one who is peaceful and content. An infant becomes distressed and restless when hungry, and is instantly quieted when placed to the breast for nourishment. Once a baby is weaned, he trusts that his mother will continue to feed him as she always has. He is content just to be near her without desiring the breast for sustenance. 

As we journey through life, many things will bring distress and restlessness to our souls--bad news from the test results at the doctors, a spouse who walks away unexpectedly, a rebellious child, chronic illness, job loss, or financial problems. In each of these situations, we can be like a weaned child--contented, trusting, assured that all will be well. 

Our Heavenly Father is right there by our side when we are faced with circumstances that shake our souls and fill us with fear and trembling. He will provide our needs. With childlike faith, we can rest in the One who never leaves our side.


4 comments:

Καρπαθάκι said...

Very nice blog my dear Joni!
Thank you for all these interesting things that you write about God !
Glory to God!

Hello from Karpathos island - Greece

Joni said...

Thank you for your kind words. Blessings to you!

Καρπαθάκι said...

Hello Joni!
Where are you? Are you ok?

Joni said...

Thank you for checking on me. I hope to get back to writing soon. I really miss it. My dad has been very ill and in the hospital. Life has been busy. How are you? What's happening in your corner of the world?

 

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