“I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother …” (v2). The psalmist made a decision to let the Lord handle things that were “too great and too
marvelous” for him. Instead, he learned to find soul-rest by placing trust and “hope in the Lord (v3).” He recognized that life is too big for us; we will never be able to understand it nor control all that happens. The psalmist declared that we find peace in the arms of God, like a child.
Echoing the psalm, Jesus urged his followers to find true rest in Him. “Come to me all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28).