Rest for the Mind

How you can still your racing thoughts in order to enjoy the presence of God?
Rest for the Mind

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. But I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother.Ps. 131

Not too long ago my husband informed me that during the night I sat up in bed and launched into the introduction to a new message. What surprised him most was that this sleepy sermon was coherent and came out in complete sentences! He said that his only regret was that he hadn't taken notes. (I was sorry too, because then I would have had my introduction!) After our laughter subsided, I was sobered by the realization that my mind was busy even when my body was resting. No wonder I woke up so tired some mornings.

The Psalmist's description of the mind at rest in God is powerful both in its simplicity and its seeming impossibility for the modern mind. The truth about me is that I seem to always be occupying myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. My mind is ...

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