Devotional

Calming Your Soul

September 28th, 2016 / Posted from Our Daily Bread / Category: Daily Devotionals

While attending a concert, my mind detoured to a troublesome issue that insisted on my attention. Thankfully, the distraction was short-lived as the words of a beautiful hymn began to reach deep into my being. A men’s a capella group was singing “Be Still, My Soul.” Tears welled up as I listened to the words and contemplated the restful peace that only God can give:

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side! Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain; Leave to thy God to order and provide; In every change He faithful will remain.

When Jesus was denouncing the unrepentant towns where He had done most of His miracles (Matt. 11:20-24), He still had words of comfort for those who would come to Him. He said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened . . . . learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (vv. 28-29).

This statement is striking! Immediately following His strong words for those who were rejecting Him, Jesus extended an invitation to all to draw near to Him to find the peace we all yearn for. Jesus is the only one who can calm our restless, weary souls.



Related Posts

On-Air Now

Next 3 Shows

Upcoming Events

  1. GOSPEL ON THE GREEN

    June 22 @ 7:00 pm
  2. Pancake Breakfast

    June 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Pastor Celebration at Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church

    June 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  4. Collingsworth Family in Concert

    June 27 @ 6:00 pm
  5. Fanfare for the 4th —Musical Visions of America

    July 3 @ 8:30 pm

From our Facebook Feed