Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child [resting] with his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me [composed and freed from discontent]. Ps.131:2 AMP.
Learning to keep our souls calm and quiet before God
Good morning my dear friends; thank you so much for stopping by and reading this post; I genuinely appreciate you. I trust you are well and still standing firm in your faith and your love for the Lord Jesus.
Recently I had an experience whereby I felt as though my prayer was rejected and denied, and I did not feel good about it. At that moment, it felt like a death experience, I prayed to God with loud cries, spoke in tongues that I did not even know I possessed, but things did not go according to my desires.
I felt very frustrated, and I was real fretting in the presence of God, and the more I pleaded with God, the answer to my are prayer remained a “No.” I felt deep sorrow and grief coming upon me; I saw my world crashing down once again in a short space of time. After that unpleasant encounter, I prayed also and said, ” God, I surrender my life to Your will.”
From that time, I felt so much peace and calm in my spirit. Immediately I submitted myself to the path that God had chosen for me; even though it was not according to my heart desires, I trusted that He knew the way ahead of us. He had already gone ahead of us and cleared every obstacle, and made every mountain and hill low, and every valley leveled.
God was righteous in crashing the world I thought was perfect. He had something far better than what I was holding dear to my heart. He was calling me to another level of spiritual growth and maturity. It was time to move to another stage in my life required for spiritual development.
As a child weaned on his mother rather from his mother, I found comfort in God once again. I found contentment in God once again. There comes a stage in every child when the suckling period has to come to an end. It is a great battle faced by the child. For the first time, he experiences sorrow and finds himself sore in distress. The child becomes frustrated with his mother and frets because he feels that his mother has denied him his comfort.
The child learns to accept this next phase of growth in his life and understand that he has to find nourishment on the dinner table together with his brothers. He is no longer angry with his mother, but continues to find comfort in the bosom of his mother even though she denied him, and the feelings of despair and grief are alleviated as he spends more time with other siblings.
In our spiritual walk with God, we need to learn and understand the times of God. We need to move as God move and trust in His will for our lives. We must not resist the time to move out of spiritual infancy to maturity. Some of the afflictions, and distresses we go through in life, are for our spiritual growth; Their intentions bring us to higher spiritual maturity.
We need to develop a calm and quiet spirit before God and allow Him to manifest His plans, thoughts, and purpose for our lives. If we resist, we delay the process, and we forfeit the good things God has in store for us. If God removes the things we find delight in, we must trust that He has something better for us and hush the complaints and murmurings.
Even this day, God is inviting us to find comfort in His presence, even if we feel He has denied us the things that bring us delight. We must develop a quiet spirit before Him as a weaned child and find contentment in each stage of growth; He leads us to. As hard as it may be at times, we must learn to embrace every step without fretting. Remember Israel’s nation; they failed to submit to the will of God; they consumed themselves with fretting and murmurings and did not trust the will of God for their lives, meaning they did not achieve the level of growth God desired for them.
The journey was challenging and not comfortable. Perhaps if Israel’s children did develop a quiet spirit before God, many would have seen the promised land. Still, God allowed that generation to die in the desert and let the next generation enter the promised land.
May I encourage you to develop a quiet and calm spirit before God, no matter how difficult, painful, and distressful the journey’s course! May you not die in the wilderness without entering the promised land. May you refrain from complaining, fretting, and murmurings and trust in the Lord with all your heart.