Composed and Quieted

O Lord, my heart is not proud,

nor my eyes haughty;

Nor do 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.

~Psalm 131 (NASB)

This is the Psalm I memorized after the 23rd Psalm.  It is short and sweet but with words that compose and quiet my soul as I offer them up to God as my prayer.  The Scriptures confirm over and over again that pride and presuppositions of the heart have no place in God’s kingdom.  Ultimately, God graciously invites you and I to wean ourselves of self-seeking childish ways in order to serve others as his Son did.

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work.”  ~John 4:34 (ESV)

May you and I be composed and quieted by hope in the Lord who is totally involved in things too difficult for us.

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