David Powlison writes about Psalm 131 in Stress: Peace amid Pressure. The Christian Counseling and Education Foundation (CCEF) has a series of small booklets on various struggles in peoples lives (fear, depression, grief, single parenting, etc.) The one on stress (or find it here) had a striking contrast between what Psalm 131 says and the quietness of it versus a hypothetical "anti-psalm" and the noise of it. Is your life quiet or noisy? Does it look more like Psalm 131 or its opposite? Below are Psalm 131 (Powlison's translation) and his anti-Psalm 131.
Stressed? We need to live in Psalm 131 instead of where we often live: the anti-Psalm 131. You might also find some help in a post I wrote last year on the subject.
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