Sunday, July 19, 2009

Psalm 131 a Repost

This is a post from February...but it just fits right now..hope it encourages you too.

Psalm 131

1 "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.

2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.

3 O Israel, hope in the Lord
from this time forth and forevermore."

A lady I deeply admire and respect shared this Psalm last weekend. I have read it everyday since then. Three very short verses that pack quite a punch.

That first line in verse two is the kicker for me. For whatever reason this week I have found it hard to calm and quiet my soul. My mind seems to be running on high this week. So many thoughts, lists, understand don't you?

God woke me up EARLY this morning to force me to quiet my soul for a little while. It was sweet. Normally, if I'm up early Chloe joins me. (regardless of the time) Not today. God let her sleep until a little before seven. I sort of feel like I've been to the woodshed. (You know, had a little bit of a talking to.) BUT...

I have calmed and quieted my soul and I can do this thing called life today knowing, believing that He will give me what I need for today.


Kimberly Hurd Horst said...

Thank you, I will drink from that this week. I desperately need it.

Lora said...

His Word is so good! I've been thinking about my mother a lot this week Stephanie and verses two and three just blessed me today. I'm so glad you shared these. I so understand your comment about "so many thoughts, lists, plans" too.

I have one like Chloe too, who (no matter what time my feet hit the floor) joins me in the morning. We have sweet blessings indeed.

Oh, I have the delicious recipes posted from Audra's birthday celebration.

Blessings to you!