“I have stilled my soul, hushed it like a weaned child. Like a weaned child on its mother’s lap, so is my soul within me.”— Psalms 132:2
In whom do you find your hope? To whom do you turn for comfort and sustenance when life is difficult and feels unsafe?
As adults, we so often have the belief that we must be self-sufficient, with a “go-it-alone” mentality. In fact, if we think we might need someone to help us because we can’t handle whatever is facing us, we often think there must be something wrong. And yet God reaches out to us all day, every day, to offer His solace and comfort.
Do we turn away from His outstretched hand, even when it is as gentle as a mother comforting a crying child? He wishes to comfort each one of us, and this passage reminds us that it is our soul, that deepest part of us, that He quiets and stills. Augustine said that his soul did not rest until it rested in God.
When a day is pressing and uncomfortable, perhaps frustrating or sad, do we think to turn to God for help? Do we turn to Him as we would to a comforting, gentle mother and allow Him to hold and soothe our pain?
Turn to God today when you have a moment of questioning or insecurity. Allow Him to hold you like a mother holds a baby that has just been weaned. Allow Him to offer you a sense of safety and confidence that He will provide for all your needs.
Kate Walsh Soucheray is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Stillwater. She works at Christian Heart Counseling at 275 Third St. South and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-439-2059 extension 718.