In Mark 6:31 Jesus told people who were so busy with life that they didn’t have time to eat that they needed to get away… with Him… to a quiet place.
Ps 63:5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, 6 when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night…
Ps 70:11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your wonders of old. 12 I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.
Ps 119:148 My eyes are awake before the watches of the night,
that I may meditate on your promise.
I have found that one of the most helpful things I can do to calm my soul and rest in Christ is to think about God. Thinking about who He is and what He has done refocuses my whole being upon what is important and what is transient.
When I think about God with purpose, I have found that this world and its cares slip from importance to trivial. When I think on God’s goodness, majesty, power, and glory… I am no longer anxious or worried. When I remember that God is on His throne… I am at peace because God is good.
Try thinking more about God than yourself… the economy… Congress… or anything else that might trouble you. Then maybe… just maybe… you will have your compass recalibrated to true north (God).