“Lord, my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty. I don’t concern myself with matters too great or awesome for me…” David, the 131st Psalm
David is the author of many psalms, and many include the transparent ups and downs of his life. This David was on to something. I mean, if David was honest enough to admit to something wrong (an affair!) in Psalm 51, I think he’d be honest enough to admit to something he got right in Psalm 131: “that I don’t concern myself with matters too great…for me.” David ticked and tocked just like the rest of us. But one of his get-it factors was he didn’t get hung up on gigundous matters. Do we? I know you may be thinking: But, Heather, what about being aggressive, assertive, and ambitious? Yes, those are great American buzz words—but to what extent? Are they worth the cost of sanity? health? the deterioration of the soul? the breakdown of the family? And Heather, what about the factor of faith? Yes, it is true, we can “move mountains” when we pray and give concerns to God. But see, often, we pray, but we forget to leave the concerns at His feet. We are Hu-mans, not Super–mans. When our concerns go past our human capabilities, it is fruitless to still try to be in control. It is God’s job to concern himself with matters within our human capabilities and beyond. That’s why He’s God and we aren’t. Is there something you are too concerned with? Today, if you can admit this to yourself…would you consider giving it to God?