My heart is not proud, O Lord, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. But I have stilled and quieted my soul; like a weaned child with its mother, like a weaned child is my soul within me.  Psalm 131:1-2

I used to spend a lot of time struggling with things that I didn’t understand. My walk with God was frustrating, because I didn’t see how what He was doing was good. Then I read these verses. David is saying, “I’ve decided to stop fretting about things I can’t control or do anything about. I’m not going to try to figure everything out. I’m giving up my ‘junior god’ status and I will just rest all these things in Your hands, God.”  

     There are things that, even if God should explain them to me, I would still not understand. I have to let it go. I choose to relax my compulsive grip on whatever it is that I feel the need to understand and instead, place it into the hands of God Himself. God, the maker of heaven and earth. God, the sustainer of all things. This is a discipline that I sometimes have to come back to—when I get my “supervisor of the universe” mindset about something.

     A child who hasn’t been weaned frets and fusses about what they want. They are discontent. A weaned child quietly rests in his mother’s arms. I have learned to quietly rest in God. I haven’t stopped seeking or growing; I have decided that God will reveal things to me as I go along—on a need-to-know basis—as I read His Word and listen to His truth. And He has.

*Quiet yourself and invite the Spirit of God to speak to you. Press your questions and your weakness up against His strength and rest. Surrender to His knowledge.

God, I let wisdom, intellect and knowledge rest in You. I choose to lean in towards You and rest. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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