“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33
If I were to describe most people, I wouldn’t use the phrase “a quiet heart.” We tend to be frazzled, frantic, and frustrated.
How is it even possible to have a quiet heart with the pace most of us keep, not to mention our pain, suffering, and problems? Psalm 131 directs us to qualities that need to be true if we’re to have a quiet heart in responding to life on this fallen planet.
In these three short verses, we find a heart attitude of humility, simplicity, and a quiet trust in the Lord. And really, that’s the bottom line— that we trust the Lord. In the middle of life’s problems, we know we need to trust God, but we tend to think it’s not enough, that we need something more.
It is enough because He is enough. There’s not a storm you can go through in which, ultimately, the answer isn’t to trust in the Lord.
Make it Personal
When you go through a storm, do you trust God to be God—to determine when to kick up the storm and when to calm it?