Psalm 131 1 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. 2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child [resting] with his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me [composed and freed from discontent]. 3 O Israel, hope in the Lord From this time forth and forever.
I thank God today for the power of His word to establish standards in our lives. What a mighty God we serve who has written a living and infallible prescription for every issue of life. This morning I am embracing an appreciation for the standard set in my soul by the word of God in Psalm 131 that reminds me to operate from a position of quiet strength. I thank God for the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, who counsels me in my times of challenge, and quashes the the desires of my flesh to relish in the strength of my abilities (John 14:26, Philippians 3:3, 1 John 2:16). I rejoice in praise for God who has quieted my soul and relieved me of the self-inflicted obligation to deal with every single matter as it arises (2 Corinthians 4:17). I trust God with a childlike faith. I am willing to let things that I would normally obsess over fixing, to fall all the way apart. I am relieved from the self-assigned duties of fixer and first-responder, and I am at peace with His results. While I may be real good at problem solving at every level, God is the whole solution (Romans 4:6-7, Revelation 1:8, Acts 9:6). Truly knowing this and being completely content with leaving every matter in His hands, is a level of personal strength that nothing in this world can come up against. To truly be able to step back and say and sincerely mean, "Have your way Lord", is truly a blessed way of living (Zechariah 4:6). To wake up every day like a child with parents who give the most excellent care is only a fraction of what it feels like to truly know and live trusting in the constant care of the One who has the whole world in His hands (Matthew 28:18). My prayer for everyone reading this is that you will begin to trust God with a truly childlike trust and live in the state of contentment that it bears.
Be Blessed! ~Nina
Declaration: I have a childlike trust in God that allows me to live in contentment.