Daily Reflections

A Quiet Heart

February 3, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. —Psalm 131:2 ESV

If I were to describe the lives of 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 that ultimately the answer isn’t to trust in the Lord.


How to Have a Quiet Heart (Psalm 131),” Revive Our Hearts series

Scripture taken from The ESV

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When it comes down to it, do you trust God to be God—both in the storm and when it’s calm?