To climb the steep slope to the lofty summit of the majesty of calmness one must wean, quiet, and calm the soul. To rise above this world and to possess an inner peace that is invulnerable to external things is only made possible by the steadfast confidence that stems from a sure hope in the Lord. None of this, however, is humanly obtainable. It is only possible by a divine work of grace miraculously wrought in the souls of those who have come to Christ.
In Matthew 11:28-30, our Lord said, “Come to me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble of heart, and you will find rest for your soul. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” To seek rest for your soul apart from Christ is the epitome of impossibility and the height of folly. How can peace be obtained apart from the Prince of Peace and how can the soul ever find serenity apart from the Savior of the soul?
As we stated at the beginning of our study, the path laid out for us in Scripture to the soaring spiritual summit of the majesty of calmness is long, steep, and arduous. It is up to you whether or not you ever step foot on it. If you do, it will also be up to you whether or not you stay on it with God’s help until you eventually reach its lofty spiritual pinnacle. Still, it begins with stepping foot on it, which occurs when you come to Christ, putting your confidence in Him for salvation and committing the rest of your life to Him in service.
Hear the blessed Savior calling the oppressed,
“Oh, ye heavy-laden, come to Me and rest;
Come, no longer tarry, I your load will bear,
Bring Me every burden, bring Me every care.”
Come unto Me, I will give you rest;
Take My yoke upon you, hear Me and be blest;
I am meek and lowly, come and trust My might;
Come, My yoke is easy, and My burden’s light.
The calming of the soul begins with one’s coming to Christ.