November 3, 2011

Stilled and Quieted

Written by Boyd Bailey

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today- November 3, 2011

“But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.” Psalm 131:2

The raging waves of the world’s worries crash against the shore of our soul. At work it may be missed deadlines, or mismanagement of money. At home it may be miscommunication, or a monster of a child. At school it may be the misconduct of others, or the misfortune of feeling alone. Life is loud, and, sometimes, its deafening tones tune out our trust in God.

Only in silence can our soul be resuscitated by our Savior Jesus. He works wonders when we wait before Him. We are clamorous without Christ, but by grace our soul is subdued and soothed. Calm and contentment come forth by faith, when we are stilled and quieted before Christ. One example is the emotional word picture of parental love.

“As a mother comforts her child, so will I comfort you; and you will be comforted over Jerusalem” (Isaiah 66:13).

A mother is a comfort to her weaned child, even though she has denied him or her comfort. So as you linger quietly with the Lord in anticipation, it may not be what you want, but what you need that He gives you. You may want to leave, but He knows you need to stay. You may want to start a ministry, but He knows you need to run a business. You may want to marry, but He knows you need to mature more in your faith and grow more stable in your finances. You may want to get, but He knows you need to give.

You may want a promotion, but He knows you need to learn faithfulness and contentment where you currently work. The Holy Spirit may be weaning you off of someone or something, so you will only want and need Him. So, still and quiet your soul by inviting your heavenly Father’s warm embrace. You can sleep well when He holds you.

Therefore, by God’s grace, remain childlike in your faith and character. Keep your heart humble and honest under heaven’s hope. Like a child looks to it’s mother for comfort and security, look to your Savior Jesus for His quiet confidence and strength. A heart kept by Christ, lives for Christ. Settle your soul in stillness and solitude with Jesus.

Jesus says, “I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3).

What routines can I integrate into my daily life, so I can be still and quiet before Christ?

Related Readings: Job 6:24; Psalm 23:2; Isaiah 30:15; Mark 6:31; 1 Thessalonians 4:11

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