After Psalm 130’s heart-rending cry, comes the peace of Psalm 131. The psalmist writes as a humble person who does not understand everything, but depends on the Lord.
O LORD, my heart is not lifted up;
my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me (1-2, ESV).
Trusting in God produces a calm spirit, which the psalmist compares to a quiet child.
In the last verse of this extremely short psalm, the humble author calls the church to hope in the Lord forever.
O Israel, hope in the LORD
from this time forth and forevermore (3, ESV).