I Have Stilled and Quieted My Soul

Written by: Ricky Spears       Recorded by: Ricky Spears

I Have Stilled and Quieted My Soul

Having only 3 verses, Psalm 131 is one of the shortest psalms. It is a song of humility and contentment. In these few verses, David demonstrates how we should come to the Lord with simple child-like trust. As I contemplated the passage line by line I began to identify areas of pride in my life and then repented as God brought those areas to light. After coming clean before my Lord, I was able to rest in his presence like a child would rest in the arms of a parent. With full trust in God, rather than myself, I could clearly see a new hope for the future in Christ. When I come into God's presence with simple child-like faith, surely, I have stilled and quieted my soul.

Scriptures: Psalm 131

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  1. maureen
    October 7th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I absolutely relax at this anointed meditation.
    thank you

  2. moser.erin
    April 27th, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    loved this one 🙂

  3. moser.erin
    April 27th, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    also, I felt like this was written for me. Could feel the holy spirit move powerfully. thank you for your work.

  4. Ricky Spears
    April 28th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Erin – It’s always exciting when God meets us right where we are. I’m humbled that He met you with this particular meditation.

  5. drsafousal
    January 22nd, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Dear Ricky , God blesses you .. thank you for your job *

  6. Hycieth Harris-Lopez
    August 27th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    What an AWSOME website. I’ve been searching for quiet ways to be more intimate with God, and now I’ve found it! Thank you so much. What a refreshing morning for me.

  7. Martha
    October 15th, 2013 at 4:06 am

    I used two of these with 2 groups of children – it was a great way of allowing them to experience meditation and understand what the presence of God means for themselves!

  8. Valerie Faye Vorster
    January 26th, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Dear Ricky and Steve,
    Thank you for your faithfulness to God and to what lies in your heart. The impact of these meditations has far greater effect and reaching than what you realize or could imagine.
    May God contunue to bless the work of your hands as you obey from your hearts.

  9. Ricky Spears
    January 28th, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Thank you so much, Valerie! We greatly appreciate your prayers and encouragement!

  10. […] useful when my own music and pictures are not enough — it’s a short meditation on Psalm 131, ‘I have stilled and quieted my soul’. It takes a bit of getting used to his voice and some of his phrases…yet a little practice means […]

  11. ASHLEY Davis
    December 3rd, 2015 at 1:51 am

    Thank you the meditation on rest made me cry

  12. adele mitch
    May 11th, 2016 at 6:13 am

    This is my very first meditation its so funny how bombarded we are with everyday life its such a struggle to still and quiet our souls but i will press on. Thank you so much for this resource. God is s o wonderful

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