Rest that Gets Quiet (Psalms 130-131)
In order to rest, Psalm 131 teaches that we must "calm and quiet our souls." But how do we do that? In our noisy world, full of distractions and interruptions, quiet doesn't just happen. It's a process. Listen as Dave works through the path of Psalm 130 that moves us to the calm of Psalm 131.
Psalm 130. A SONG OF ASCENTS.
Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD!
O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of my pleas for mercy!
If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD!
For with the LORD there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.
Psalm 131. A SONG OF ASCENTS. OF DAVID.
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore.