Lord my heart is not haughty, Nor my eyes lofty. Neither do I concern myself with great matters, Nor with things too profound for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, Like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever more. Psalm 131 NKJV
This is a Psalm of simple trust in God.
All the bible knowledge in the world is useless if it does not impact our lives and change our destiny. Offering up a prayer of profound words is useless if we do not believe God is listening.
We will not trust God with life altering events if we do not trust Him with the simplest details!
David professes humility, why? He knew God opposes the proud and give grace to the humble. He knew our actions follow our words and our words flow from our thoughts.
David purged his heart of pride by taking control of his thought life. He did not lift his eyes up to the clouds. He watched where he set his feet. When David looked up to the heights he coveted what did not belong to him. His feet followed his heart into sin.
The man with a heart after God’s never disputed with the Lord. He did not try to figure out things no man really knows. He trusted God with things too deep and mysterious to understand.
One of the great sins of our generation is disputing the Word of God!
Some people claim greater revelation and knowledge than God reveals in the bible. They want us to believe they know the great mysteries of the universe. Their hearts are filled with pride. They hate God because they can never gain the glory reserved for Jesus.
David fasted and mourned when his child was sick. When the child died David got up, ate, washed and went back to daily activities. David put one foot in front of the other in faith. He knew God would give him the strength to take the next step!
People with child like faith in God have more joy. They can enjoy life without trying to figure out and fix everything. They sleep better at night!
Living in practical unbelief steals our joy. Our minds are pre-occupied with things better left to the Lord. Our bodies do not get the rest we need. We are prone to illness!
David exhorted Israel to trust God from that day forth and forever. The Lord is calling us to trust Him today and every day!
Trust God in simple childlike ways. Set your heart to walk before Jesus in humility. Take control of your thoughts. Speak words of faith. Your actions will follow!
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