Psalm 131:1-2 (NIV)
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.
When was the last time you were calm and quiet like a contented child?
Today’s world values “busyness.” We pride ourselves on how many meetings we have, how many social engagements we attend, where we have been, and what we have done. In the world today we are defined more by what we have and what we do than by who we are and what kind of character we have.
Essentially the scripture says- I haven’t been prideful or thought more of myself than I should; I am not driven by other’s worldly dreams; no, instead, I have cultivated a quiet heart.
What blessings we could receive by calmly turning our lives over to God and letting go of pride, haughtiness, and worry about things over which we have no control. God loves us and takes care of us if we can simply learn to be like a contented child.