“O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; like a weaned child rests against his mother, my soul is like a weaned child within me. O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever.”
This psalm amazed me. I read it daily. The more I read it the more perplexed I become by its depth and simplicity.
I strive daily to ensure that “My eyes are not haughty”. Pride has no place here. Paul says, “May it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 6:14 NASB) My eyes need to be lifted up to Him, not to see where I go but to see where He leads me.
The psalmist says, “I have composed and quieted my soul“. How hard it is to control feelings and emotions. The only way I can accomplish this is to place my trust in Christ. All my trust. We are so good at trusting Christ in SOME things but He is Lord of my life so SOME is not enough. He demands all my trust. (Proverbs 3:5-8)
Today I thought about peace. David writes, “My soul, like a weaned child rests against his mother.” This is an almost perfect picture of peace. No matter what the mother is doing the child is at peace. Our God is never too busy to not spend time with us. We, like the child, can lean on Him and find peace. The world runs a furious race around us but we can have peace.
So my encouragement for you comes from David. “Hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever.”