09/12/19 Rest in the Lord

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

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