Finding Peace Between Me & God
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.
Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.
I love how David describes himself in these verses. All these content and holy words that place himself at the center of communion with God. He is humble, trusting, calm, quiet, and content. Why do we think this is? How did David get to this place?
He paints a beautiful picture of having “grown up” in his faith. No longer thrown about in confusion or restlessness or pride! He drank spiritual milk long enough that he is eating solid foods. His need to be coddled and pampered as a helpless “baby in the faith” is no more. He can sit next to the one who raised him, content and confident, knowing he is at peace with God.
1.) Do you feel you still need spiritual milk, or are you eating solid spiritual food daily? How can we know? Babies are fussy, unpredictable, needy, incapable of making decisions for themselves, and cannot be trusted with more responsibility. Ask God to reveal to you whether you are clinging to infancy or moving further in your faith walk.
2.) Be still and know. If we can be still and listen, we will hear from God himself how He fights for us. Do you trust God to fight for you? We must trust God to be at peace with Him. How are you trusting Him currently?
3.) Contentment feels like peace. There is no unsettled need in your heart that keeps you up at night or longing for worldly success or possessions. Do you struggle to feel content? What pulls at your heart the most? Give those to God today in a prayer of repentance.