Quiet My Soul

I sat down this morning with my Bible and opened it up to the passage that has been massaging my heart as of late – Psalm 121. I read the Psalm and was about to reflect on it when I realized I couldn’t remember what I had just read. I read it so fast it just blew through my head, in one ear and out the other so to speak.

This is symbolic of how I’ve been living my life lately, moving from one task to another, never slowing down. I’m getting ready to deploy overseas and my time at home is coming down to the wire, so it’s taking care of last minute details to make things as easy as possible for the family I leave behind. I’m trying to enjoy each moment, but the days are so packed full that I’m still rushing from moment to moment. And this morning my life of rushing through moments spilled over into my time with my Father, the most precious moment of any day I get to spend.

I set my Bible down, closed my eyes and took a deep breath. I sat in the silence of the moment before praying.


Quiet my soul and still my mind. Nothing else matters right now because I am with You. Everything else can wait. You are my First Love and I need You before I can do anything else this day, I give You time before anything else. Remind me of these moments – our moments – each day and quiet my soul before You. I want more of You, my Father. The rush of life can wait when I am with you.

I never got back to Psalm 121 this morning. Instead, I just sat in the Presence of my Father in the quiet of the room. He held me there and I didn’t let go. It was a refreshing and strengthening moment as He let me rest in His arms. He took my to-do list from my hands and held it in His. He didn’t give it back, and I didn’t want it back. I am on His schedule, not my own. He places me where I need to be at the right time – His time.


Take a moment today and just be still before the Father. He wants your time so He can lead you in the direction He wants you to go, the direction You need to be going. Let Him lead you today and see what He will do to put you at the right places at the right times. You will be surprised and thankful at what He does and who He causes you to meet.

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