Psalm 128-131 B

A couple years ago, a friend handed me Psalm 131 during a worship service.

“O 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. 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.”

I was in a major season of overthinking, anxiety and second guessing. I think this was her gentle way of saying, “you can, and should, calm the heck down.”

Imaging myself as a child on the lap of my mom, simultaneously mirrored as my soul leaning on the LORD, evoked a hearty SIGH.


Pride can often look like getting in way over my head and pretending like, “I’ve got this.” It can look like feeling obligated to have a fully formed opinion on a complex matter I don’t know much about.

Instead of all this, why don’t I just calm down and take the position of a child; leaning with all my weight on the ONE who can do the real sorting out?

What great matter have you wrongfully involved yourself in? What are you taking upon yourself that is too much and perhaps more for your pride than “for the Lord”?


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