Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Psalm 131:1-2 NIV 2011

My heart is not proud, Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.

This is a short three-verse psalm of confession from the heart of David. His words here show great humility. David is keenly aware of what happened when he was proud and haughty. He spoke about being humble in his song of praise. 2 Samuel 22:28, “You save the humble, but your eyes are on the haughty to bring them low.” He desired to be the Lord’s humble servant and nothing more. Children once weaned walk beside their mother placing their faith and trust in her alone. Faith in God’s sovereignty powers His people to turn from self and to stand strong.

I enjoy the many words that describe me: wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin, friend and sister-in-Christ. I think I’m best described as a believer. Choosing to follow Jesus each day makes me proud to be called a kid of the King. Knowing where I’ll be when I take my last breath calms and quiets me in the moments of uncertainty and confusion. Walking daily beside Him keeps me faithfully focused on Him. He is sovereign and does power me to steadfastly stand strong.

How will we remain close to Him today?

Powered to stand strong,

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