Psalm 131 New Living Translation (NLT)
A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. A psalm of David.
1 Lord, my heart is not proud;
my eyes are not haughty.
I don’t concern myself with matters too great
or too awesome for me to grasp.
2 Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself,
like a weaned child who no longer cries for its mother’s milk.
Yes, like a weaned child is my soul within me.
3 O Israel, put your hope in the Lord—
now and always.
Many through wishing to be great have failed to be good.
On this 9/11 anniversary, facing a contentious and sad presidential election, this psalm reminds me to put my hope not in men, but in the Lord. Yes, in the Lord, now and always, I can be still.
Be Still My Soul (Psalm 131) - Sandra McCracken