Why Is It Me?

Recently I took the time to read Psalm 131, one of my favorite scriptures of the bible. Previously, I looked at it as an encouragement to understand that mystery is one of the hallmarks of God's character. This challenged me to allow my mind to be at rest, since I am not able to understand all that God is currently doing in His universe. But then I saw another side of David's calm spirit: I became unable to understand all that God is doing in me personally, and it it impossible to even attempt to understand. David illustrates a comparison between a weaned child that no longer frets for what it once demanded, and a soul that has learned the same lesson. It is a command to learn humility, patient endurance, and contentment in all my circumstances, whatever they may be though I do not understand God's reasons. Divine logic is beyond the reach of my mind.

I sometimes wonder "Why this affliction and anguish? Somehow I can hear God saying, quiet!  " You would not understand if I really explained it to you. Just trust Me!" I turn from contemplating David's example to ask myself: Can I, in my circumstances, " hope in the Lord"? (Psalms 131:3). Can I just wait in faith and patience without fretting and without questioning God's wisdom? Is it possible that I can trust Him while He works in me His good, acceptable, and perfect will? In a world of mystery, it is a comfort to know the God who knows all things.

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