Monday, February 20, 2017

Psalm for Sunday, February 26, 2017


“Only in God is my soul at rest;
I shall not be disturbed.”

The Psalm contrasts the appeal of
worldly pursuits against the tranquility
that is found in God alone.
“Only in God is my soul at rest.”

We are to open our hearts totally to
our Lord. We need not be 'disturbed'
at all by the vanity of riches or by seeking
success in wickedness and violence.
These attractions are fleeting; they
do not last; they are weightless in
their nothingness. 

The one solid rock in our lives is God. 
He alone is our stronghold, our salvation,
as our psalmist says.  Even if a mother
should forget the child of her womb,
the Lord will never forsake us, as the
prophet Isaiah tells us in this Sunday's
first reading.  (Isaiah 49:15)

We are all looking for inner peace, but the
world does not show us how to obtain it. 
“Only in God be at rest, my soul.”
We do not put our faith in humans; worldly
success cannot last. Only in God do we put
our trust at all times, for our Lord will care
for us, clothe us, feed us, and give us spiritual

In the words of our Savior (this Sunday's Gospel),
“Seek first the kingdom of God, and all these
things will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:33)
Having put our trust in the Lord, we pour out our hearts
before him. “Rest in God alone my soul!”

Discussion Questions for Reflection

1.  The Psalm reminds us not to be 'disturbed' by worldly issues or things
that are vain.  Speak about how you are doing along your faith journey 
so that you put God first in your life.

2.  Our psalmist sings about how we may obtain true inner peace, "Only in God 
be at rest, my soul."  Explain how you are able to obtain inner peace and healing 
by trusting only in God.


1 comment:

  1. Rudy H7:30 PM

    God is the true and only Being worthy of supreme trust. There is everything in Him to inspire confidence and hope. The true way is to trust in God. Trust in God puts things in their right places; inspires courage and fortitude; satisfies our whole being. We are always free to come to God. We may tell Him all that is in our hearts. What a joy and comfort in this trust!

    God will not only hear, but have pity. He will not only answer, but magnify his "power" and his "mercy" in our deliverance. Who so fit to give this counsel—as to trust and prayer—as the man who is speaking from the depths of his own experience, and from the abiding convictions of his own heart (2 Corinthians 4:13; 1 John 1:1-3)