Daily Reflections

The Bottom Line

November 6, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. —Psalm 131:3

The final verse in Psalm 131 is really the bottom line of the entire passage, which directs the listener to have a trusting heart. While this verse is addressed to the Israelites, it’s not just for them. It’s for us, too.

This verse contains an invitation to hope in the Lord, but it also includes a directive: Hope in the Lord and not in anything else.

If you want to have a quiet heart, you need to put your confidence in the Lord and lean on Him. You can’t just say, “I’m not going to fret anymore.” You must get rid of the tendency to worry by putting something else in its place.

So rather than saying, “I’m not going to be anxious; I’m not going to fret; I’m not going to have all these disturbing thoughts in my mind,” change your focus. Place your confidence in God versus whatever else you’re looking to for satisfaction. Putting your trust in Him alone is what gives you the ability to have a quiet heart.

Make it Personal

What are some practical ways you can change your focus from worrying about the difficulties of life to trusting in God alone?