A Meditation on Recognizing You’re Not God Brings a Quiet Calm to Your Soul with Psalm 131


Dave Cover


My goal in this podcast — Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life — is to help 21st-century Christians in the always distracted digital age — to connect with God with your whole being — including your body — and to wire into your brain the reality of that embodied connection in each moment. And I think most of us as Christians are often living unconsciously anxious and tense lives with a kind of disconnection between our body and mind, and disconnection between our body and God’s Spirit. Where our “Christian faith” has become almost exclusively about certain beliefs rather than an embodied experience with God’s Spirit who is always 100% present with us and in us in the NOW.

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Psalm 131 tells us the peace and calm confidence and quieted soul that comes when we stop trying to be God over our lives. Which means we don’t have to understand everything before we can trust God to be our God. We don’t have to have all the answers before we can humbly submit to him. Rest in him. We can stop anxiously stressing and instead quietly rest in God’s loving, wise, sovereign arms. 

Psalm 131 ESV

1 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. 

2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. 

3 O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forevermore.

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