My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me. Psalm 131:1-2
What a most perfect place to be . . . the stillness of my soul in the bosom of God — Author and Finisher — Grace and Truth. It is the essence of peace and contentment, where nothing can substitute satisfied longings and needs of the soul. But then again, if only I believed enough to trust in depth the truth of His grace on me. How this must sadden His heart.
Yeah, we’ve all seen it a time or two. The little child who finished his last Cheerio and wants more! The puppy that hasn’t quite had enough belly rubbing! Or, the teenager who got a car for his birthday, but it wasn’t the one he wanted. We can be so needy can’t we? Never satisfied . . . never content. Yet, Christ has called us to “rest” in Him.
There are so many things I think I need, things I must do now or changes I need to make in order for other things to happen. Are they really that urgent? I believe I know exactly what I need and I forget to ask, look or consider that you are actually still very much in control of my life and all that it entails. The outcome of all I do is prescribed through you! You are still, very much, on the throne and you love me and want only the best for me. Why must I consider to put me first?
Lord Jesus, I long in my heart every moment of drawing closer to resting in your Spirit and living in content of all you give. I want nothing more than to no longer beg in my heart or whimper from my spirit for those things I believe I know I need. Instead, I choose to trust in you in all things for you are good!
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8