Daily Reflections

Make the Choice

February 18, 2024 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. —Psalm 37:7 ESV

To have a quiet heart requires a conscious choice. It doesn’t just happen. It’s also something you need to do for yourself; no one else can do it for you. We tend to want somebody else to come and fix it or help make it better. While people can encourage us and point us to the Lord, ultimately we have to say to our own souls, “Be quiet. Be still. Wait on the Lord.”

We often tend to think that if our external circumstances would change—if our spouse or children would be different, if our house or job was different—then we wouldn’t feel so much turmoil inside. Yet the storm is really in our own hearts.

It’s a change that must take place within. I’ve learned that even if you adjust the circumstances in life, your heart can still be in turmoil. On the flip side, you can have all kinds of turmoil going on around you and still have a quiet heart, because peace is a matter of what’s in our spirit.


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

Scripture taken from The CSB

Make it Personal

What are some ways you can make an intentional choice to have a quiet heart today?