Stress: Peace Amid Pressure (Resources For Changing Lives Series)
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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 invited you to look at Psalm 131 to learn how to guiet 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 stress. We can say with the psalmist, ?Surely I have composed and quieted my soul.?
Is it possible not to be controlled by life's stressful circumstances and relationships? The author says Psalm 131 shows how to quiet your soul before God.
Powlison is the editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling and a member of the faculty and counseling staff at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation in Glenside, Pennsylvania.