RCL Stress: Peace amid pressure
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Are you overwhelmed by stress? On edge? Pressured to achieve? Spinning into free fall? What is the 'noise' going on inside you?
Here David Powlison invites you to look at Psalm 131 to learn how to quiet your soul. "Psalm 131 gives us intimate access to the inner life of someone who has learned composure," Powlison writes. "This person is quiet on the inside because he has learned the only true and lasting peace."
Psalm 131 is not about unruffled detachment or stoic indifference. It is not about having an easy-going personality or low expectations. It is about learning composure through a relationship with Jesus Christ. His presence in our lives is the only thing strong enough to overpower stress. We can say with the psalmist, "Surely I have composed and quieted my soul."
Freedom of Self-Forgetfulness, The: The Path to True Christian Joy [Paperback]