As Basil rests against me while I scratch him, I think of Psalm 131.
“O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, or in things too difficult for me. 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. O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever.” Psalm 131:1-3
This is a memorable word picture of a very suitable posture for us. Lord, help me to rest in you, to hope in You, as a child leans against his mother, trusting in her fully. Let me confidently leave to You the ordering of this world. Let me be content to simply do Your bidding obediently and without hesitation, leaving the results to You.