Weaned from False Hope


I’m posting again for my church’s Apply the Word series. Below is an excerpt from my post and a link to the full article.

One of the questions that comes up any time we address the need for change is that of “How? How do I get from where I am to where I should be?” This Sunday, Benny (my pastor) preached from Psalm 131 on moving from anxious, harried, and haughty to peaceful and content in Christ.

In this Psalm, David tells us “I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother…is my soul within me.” He paints the picture of an infant moving from his anxious fuss for meal time to peace and security in his mother’s lap. Benny helped us to see that in our pride and anxious ambitions (v. 1) we are like fussy children screaming for satisfaction.

And so, quite naturally, we ask, “How? How do I go from noisy and fussy to quiet and contented?”

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