Psalm 131 – The Simple Trust in Jesus

Psalm 131 – Simple Trust in the Lord:

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

“Lord, my heart is not haughty (proud), nor my eyes lofty (arrogant). Neither do I concern (walk in) myself with great matters, nor with things too profound (difficult) for me. Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forever.”

There are times and seasons in our lives when we reach a place of humility and brokenness that can only happen by the hand of God holding ours through life’s many trials. It never feels good, but it always renders a greater good in the end; especially in our own personality and spiritual life formation.  David wrote this psalm; it’s short, simple, and clearly describes a person who has reached a place of humility and grace through an experience that is not revealed.  We only get the result, not the path it took to get the psalmist there.

The person in this psalm is believed to be David himself, since he is the author; but in reality, it can be anyone of us who has reached a place of humility through a trial or other significant emotional experience.  Here we read that this person is not haughty or proud, he is not lofty in his views or desirous of high-falutin things. He is not arrogant and doesn’t concern or walk in matters that will overwhelm him or are too difficult.  This person has found a place of calm within the storm, or just after the storm.  They have always got their sustenance through their own former resources, but now they are totally relying on the Lord for His provision and protection; like a weaned child.  This may be what people who survived WW2 may have experienced just after it ended. They were as broken as they were broke, yet they were glad it was over and now looked forward to a new life and world of recovery and prosperity.  So it was with the greatest generation and so it will be for all of the surviving Jewish remnant and faithful trib-saints who are given access into the Lord’s millennial kingdom.

For Israel, in a time of trial, but their hope has always been in the Lord; and it must remain there.  Whether it’s in a current crisis or just after the crisis is other; we must trust in the Lord for the ‘get through it’ as well, the ‘recovery of it.’  God is faithful and will be faithful to the tribulation survivors who are given access into the Lord’s earthly millennial kingdom; both at the time of the Judgment of the Nations and throughout eternity, which infers an eternal kingdom.  I like to superimpose this psalm on what will be occurring on the earth just after the tribulation.  The antichrist and the false prophet have been cast into the Lake of Fire, when is empty except for those two, for the next thousand years. The devil himself we be cast alive into the abyss for the duration of the millennial reign, which will now begin on the earth.  The surviving Jews are just now beginning to understand God’s grace on their lives and Jesus Himself will now rule and reign the world, along with His bride (that’s us),  from the world’s new capitol city, Jerusalem.

This is a picture of recovery and a new found love for the Lord Jesus by His people, the surviving 1/3rd remnant of Jews who did not take the mark, who did not follow after the antichrist or his evil system, and who did not bow their knee to his policies or demand for worship.  The surviving trib-saints are also part of this group as they too had a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Christ and what He has to offer them in His leadership.  These people have lived through the worst season of history this world has ever experienced and now they are on the other side of Daniel’s 70th week, recovering from their painful experience and trusting in the Lord for His grace, mercy, and healing from any wounds and PTSD they will be struggling with.  This, for them, is most humbling, but they will be so grateful for it to be finally over.  They made it through and the experience has made them both meek and genuine in their love for the Lord.  I find it amazing that some people have to go through hell just to come to a place where they understand that Jesus really is Lord and He really does love them.  For these surviving tribulation Jews and saints, they get a second chance; however, for all those who have died in their sin, it’s too late for them. 

Read this carefully man (lady) of God; if you miss the Rapture, you had better be thankful that you didn’t get hit by a Mack truck five minutes earlier, because if you had, you would be burning in hell for all eternity.  Missing the Rapture implies that a person, although they identified as a Christian, was not saved at all; they just thought they were.  The trib-saints and Jewish remnant that will come to faith after the Rapture are very fortunate as they have been given a second chance, a fresh perspective of truth, and an opportunity to get their life right with Christ on this side of the veil; this is the grace of God.   It will humble even the toughest of men and bring them to a place where they can love genuinely, even the most abused or loveless.  This is Christ’ power of love, an unconditional love that keeps on loving and giving no matter what.  I am just thankful that I am a believer, the Holy Spirit has confirmed within my spirit that I am saved by God’s grace through my faith in Jesus.  I won’t miss the Rapture and more importantly, I know who I believe in, that He is faithful to bring it to completion on that day, a day to happen very soon.


Encouragemen is a blog written by Pastor Rob Lee, recently relocated to Northern Missouri.  He lives with his wife of 33-years, near their three adult children, their spouses, and children (their grandchildren).  Pastor Rob is an Ordained Assemblies of God minister, a former Lead Pastor (25 years), police chaplain, and community advocate.  He continues to serve, consult, and disciple men of God, including those who are in the ministry. 

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