“Somebody got my goat!” People say that sometimes when rankled and upset. The phrase came from horseracing. Trainers trying to calm a high strung horse on the night before a race put a goat in the stall with the horse. The presence of the calm goat would quiet the horse. Occasionally, an opponent would steal the goat prior to the race; hence the saying. When we turn from the sin, guilt and worries that make us tense and tight, we rest. As the lifestyle of trust in God develops in our souls, we find our strength and are settled in His quietness.
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