We live in an age that is in turmoil. We live in an age that is overloaded with information, where everything seems to be hurling at us at warp speed. We get information on our phones, through social media, through email, text, so, so many ways.
We can feel overwhelmed by it all. Sometimes we aren’t sure what to do, what to care for, what matters. In days like this, listen to the words of Psalm 131:
1 O LORD, I am not proud; *
I have no haughty looks.
2 I do not occupy myself with great matters, *
or with things that are too hard for me.
3 But I still my soul and make it quiet,
like a child upon its mother’s breast; *
my soul is quieted within me.
4 O Israel, wait upon the LORD, *
from this time forth for evermore.
There are things too big for us to understand. There are profound mysteries in the world, there are profound mysteries within our own soul. There are events in the world. There is discord within our communities. There are tragedies, there is sickness, there are so many things that seem to come at us.
That can take all our minds, our attention, our energies.
Listen to the Psalmist today. My soul is quieted with me. Like a child with their mother. Be still. Rest. Wait. Trust.
Today, no matter where you are, no matter what is going on, no matter what is happening, take a moment to take a deep breath. Breathe.
It will be ok.
God has this.
Remember, we are not God. We the child. As children, we didn’t fully understand everything our parents did, faced, or dealt with. We didn’t know everything they knew. We just trusted them to make it ok.
The same is true for us as children of the King. We don’t know everything in the world. We don’t understand it all. We just need to trust our Father. Trust our God.
God has this.
When we know this, when we understand this, we can be calm. We can be still.
We can trust.
Today, breathe. Be still. God has it.