Be Still, My Soul!

Surely I have behaved and quieted myself . . . (Psalm 131:2) 
Picture a parent poised lovingly over a child, finger gently placed in front of nose and lips softly speaking the words—“hush,” “shhhh.” The demeanor and simple words are meant to comfort and quiet anxious little ones in the midst of disappointment, discomfort, or pain. Scenes like this are universal and timeless and most of us have been on the giving or receiving end of such loving expressions. When I ponder Psalm 131:2, this is the picture that comes to mind. 
The language and flow of this psalm suggest that the writer, David, had experienced something that provoked serious reflection. Have you experienced a disappointment, defeat, or failure that prompted thoughtful, reflective prayer? What do you do when you are humbled by life’s circumstances? When you fail a test or lose a job or experience the end of a relationship? David poured out his heart to the Lord and in the process did a bit of honest soul-searching and inventory (Psalm 131:1). In making peace with his circumstances, he found contentment like that of a young child who was satisfied with simply being with his or her mother (v. 2). 
Life’s circumstances change and sometimes we are humbled. Yet we can be hopeful and content knowing that there is One who has promised to never leave or forsake us. We can trust Him fully. 
Father, when things change in my life, help me not to be anxious but to trust You and find contentment in You alone. Amen. 
This devotion blessed me. So often we can become overwhelmed and fearful of change but we must remember where contentment is found, in Christ alone. Be still my soul The Lord is on your side, bear patiently the cross of grief or pain. Leave to thy God to order and provide in every change He faithful will remain. 
Have a beautiful day in The Lord! 
Today’s Reading is Philippians 3:13-14