Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Psalm 131

1 My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. 2 But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content. 3 Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore.

The 3 verses in this short Psalm can be summarised simply as “Resting and trusting in The Lord”.

In humility, the Psalmist knows and acknowledges that there are many things and matters of God that will never be understood by our finite mind and wisdom.

When we are in such a situation, we can either behave like a baby or a weaned child. A newborn baby will cry and demand the moment he/she is hungry. Milk must be given NOW. But a weaned child has now learned to WAIT.

Heavenly Father, there are many things that happen to us where we do not understand the purposes.  Teach me to rest in the assurance that You are my loving Father who knows what is best for me. Your plans are always to bless and prosper me.  Remind me of your words in Isaiah daily:

As the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Written by Shin Liu

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