What I learn about trust from my dog.


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 usLord, 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.

About heartcalm7

The author is grateful for the Faithful Shepherd who has patiently led him along in a very happy and fulfilling life. Discovering a relationship with God, he has moved from a life characterized by worried performance to one of grateful resting. He is a retired physician who has lived in Indiana and Texas, the married father of two adult men and four Montana grandchildren. Scripture memory and meditation upon it have changed his life, and he wishes to add value to the lives of others through his writing. He would be most grateful for you to join him in his journey.
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