Are you overwhelmed by stress? On edge? Pressured to achieve? Spinning into free fall? What is the “noise” going on inside you?
Or are you quiet inside?
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 easygoing 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 our stress.
We can say with the psalmist, “Surely I have composed and quieted my soul.”
About the Author
David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. In addition to serving as CCEF’s Executive Director, David is a faculty member at CCEF as well as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. David has been counseling for over thirty years. He has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka.
Publisher: P & R
Publication Year: 2004