Content and at peace // 26-07-22

“LORD, I have given up my pride and turned away from my arrogance. I am not concerned with great matters or with subjects too difficult for me. Instead, I am content and at peace. As a child lies quietly in its mother’s arms, so my heart is quiet within me. Israel, trust in the LORD now and for ever!” Psalms‬ ‭131:1-3‬ ‭GNBUK‬‬

There is so much in this life to stress about, losing sleep over matters that, if we’re honest, are completely outside our control. The enemy loves it when we wear ourselves out with worry trying to figure it all out, fearing failure, pushing ourselves harder because obviously we’re not doing enough! He loves it when we are so distracted with the things of this world that we don’t have time for the things of God. It plays into his plans to convince us to take on the weight of the world, and to think that we need to do it all, fix it all, and achieve it all, always at the expense of our physical, mental and spiritual health of course! But this Psalm is called, ‘A prayer of humble trust.’ What if I stopped for a moment and admitted that I am not God? What if I trusted that God is in control, that I am in His hands and that He has a good plan for me. What if I truly sought His Kingdom first trusting that He is more than able to provide for me? Lord, help me to give up my pride and the arrogance of thinking I’m the only one who can do it. Help me to let go of things that really are too difficult for me, and to actually experience the contentment and peace of being dependent on You, content in the knowledge that You love me, that You care for me, that You are my King, and I really am safe in Your capable arms! Amen ❤️‍🔥😊