Read Psalm 131
An infant emerges from the womb demanding what he wants.
When baby is hungry, she is neither calm nor quiet. She screams, writhes, huffs, and puffs until someone meets her demands.
Our soul, born again, first desires to know the Lord. Desire grows into thirst. We thrash and storm, pleading with the Lord to take this thirst away, satisfy our hunger!
As a child ages and matures, though, he learns that he can wait to have his needs met. In a secure environment, he even learns that he can trust his care givers to give him what he needs when he needs it.
Nursing infants are funny to watch. They fuss and pull at their mother’s clothes. If they’re hungry, they aren’t happy to just sit with their mother.
However, an older child will sit contentedly with her mother, knowing, trusting that she will be fed when the time comes.
The more we grow to trust that the Lord always provides what we need, the more we can join the Psalmist in saying, “I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother…”
Loving the Lord with all of our souls means calming a quieting the thirst, knowing that the Lord always gives us what we need.
And just as the Psalmist says, “Hope in the Lord,” we can wait for His provision.