READING: Psalm 128-135, 1 Corinthians 14
I read the psalmist’s words, “I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like a weaned child” (Psa 131:2), and I long for that kind of trust in the Lord. The picture is one of contentment and comfort, joy and rest, dependence and trust. It’s the image of a child resting peacefully in his mother’s arms – of one who has chosen not to think of himself too highly, but who knows he’s loved.
As I review the Lord’s care over my 45 years as a believer, here’s what I can assert:
- God has never let me down.
- In the times when I wondered if God cared, He did.
- I’ve faced no need that God could not meet.
- There’s no place of comfort like resting in God’s care.
- I experience God’s grace and peace much more readily when I remember that I’m not God—that I can’t explain things that are “too great or too wondrous for me” (Psa 131:1).
I can, like the psalmist, put my “hope in the Lord,both now and forever” (Psa 131:1). I trust you can, too.
PRAYER: “Help me, God, to put my trust in You.”
TOMORROW’S READING: Psalm 136-139, 1 Corinthians 15:1-28