Reveal | Day 4- Feb 25 | Psalm 131

Seth Watkins
We all face temptations in varying degrees. We might struggle with pride, lust, or anger. We might be ashamed to share our struggles, presenting our lives as put together. However, God doesn’t want us to hide our struggles from him, he wants us to humbly present ourselves before him. After all, God knows the number of hairs on our heads. God sees our hearts even when we desire to hide from him.

Psalm 131 helps us to understand how to come before God authentically and honestly. Let’s look at what each verse has to teach us:

Psalm 131:1 “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.”

Pride can be understood as taking credit for something God has accomplished. Our thoughts dictate how we view ourselves and God. Starting each day by focusing on God helps us not to focus on ourselves too much. As we walk through life, there are some things we aren’t meant to understand. We must lean on God for guidance when things are beyond our grasp.

Psalm 131:2 “But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.”

Childlike faith displays the trust children have in their parents. God desires us to trust, ultimately giving him control of our lives.

Psalm 131:3 “Israel put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.”

Trusting God isn’t a one-time thing. We have to continually ask God for the capacity to trust him. We can do this by remembering what Jesus accomplished on the cross for humankind.

End today with a prayer asking God to help you trust him and to remain humble in your faith journey.

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