O Lord, I am not proud;I have no haughty looks.
I do not occupy myself with great matters,or with things that are too hard for me.
But I still my soul and make it quiet,like a child upon its mothers breast; my soul is quieted within me.
-- Psalm 131:1-3For those of us that pay special attention to geopolitical events and economic affairs, this prayer to God leaves an uneasy feeling.
I often am prideful.
I often occupy myself with matters beyond my understanding.
Is that the cause of inner anxiety? Does that explain why I don't like to stand still? I don't know.
The last verse in this Psalm says: ...wait upon the Lord, from this time forth for evermore. I might not be able to give up my research or my interest in lofty topics, but I can spend time right now waiting in silence to hear direction from God. To listen for that quietness of soul that often seems so far out of reach.