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.
2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.
At first I was a little mystified by this Psalm (tell me I'm not the only brick in the kingdom please). I didn't understand why David used a weaned child to be his example of hope and trust in great and profound matters. It seems like a nursing child is the better picture of being totally and completely dependent. So I asked the Lord what was being communicated here? He reminded me:
- A weaned child is no longer drinking milk.
- A weaned child has grown a bit and is no longer a baby.
- A weaned child is ready for more solid food.
- A weaned child has seen the faithfulness of his mother and should be able to trust her as she introduces more challenging things, like meat.
Slowly I started to understand that He was telling me that I was the weaned child, that I have grown and am ready for more challenging things. He reminded me of His faithfulness and provision in the past that has met all my needs so far. His direction for me is:
- to calm down and quiet my soul
- not worry about great and profound things that I cant understand
- put my hope in Him because he is faithful
God is so good. I wanted to share this with you guys so you can be encouraged like I was.
Praise the Lord!