Bishops Bay at North Ballachulish, Lochaber, Scotland.

Surely I have composed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child rests against his mother,
My soul is like a weaned child within me.     

Psalm 131:2 (NASB)

Wednesday is our weekly visit from our daughter and grandson, which requires some preparation. Toys are brought out and other items are put out of reach, higher than previous weeks. But this week our wee lad wasn’t well and nothing could console him, apart from snuggling into his mum. It was sad to see him unwell, but it was a beautiful thing to see our daughter being a loving mum, and doing it well. This reminded me of the above verse in Psalm 131 which I had read earlier that morning.

As a Christian of many years I am no longer dependent on what would have satisfied me as a new believer; the milk of the Word has given way to the meat of the Word (1 Cor. 3:2). I am contented in the Word of God and in the bosom of my Father God, whatever the world sends my way. My soul is contented within me;  not by my abilities, but by the presence of Father God in whom I depend.

Let Us Pray: Dear Father thank You for Your comforting presence each day. In times of strife, guide us by Your Word and assure us by Your closeness. In You let us be calm, Amen.

14 thoughts on “Contented In Him

  1. I’m so sorry your little grandson is poorly, Alan, and will pray for him. What a deep, fulfilling joy it is to see how well a child of ours has grown up. You have done a marvellous job of raising her to become such a lovely woman, and such a loving, giving mother. Today’s post is particularly good: pithy, vivid, honest, and springing from your daily experience as you live out your faith. God bless you all xxxxx

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  2. Ps I’m just reflecting sadly that when I was young, needing comfort from my mother for any reason was criticised as “being clingy”, and rejected. Of course, I quickly learned not to go to her for comfort. Worse still, I came to loathe the sensation of her touching me. For the rest of her life, I would do almost anything to avoid it. Your grandson is very fortunate to have such a mother xxxx

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