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Lent Day 8

As I got out of bed this morning, one of my first subconscious thoughts was: What do I have to accomplish today?  It’s a natural thought for most of us. We may not even necessarily know that it’s in there, but it’s deeply imbedded in how we think and go about our day.

The problem with this type of thinking is that we can easily push God to the side and think today is up to us.  My very subconscious thought: “What do I…”  I believe, at my very core, that I am responsible for today.

Contrast this with the belief of the Psalmist:   “I know the Lord is always with me.  I will not be shaken for he is right beside me.”  This is the truth!  I AM is right beside us.  No matter where we are I AM is present.  The Psalmist goes on to say that because of this reality, “My heart is glad” (v 9).  He believes with confidence that this is true.

If we can get this reality in our head, that God is always with us, then anything that comes our way today can be handled.

Lie: I’m on my own, it’s up to me

Truth: God is always with us, we are not alone

“I know the Lord is always with me.  I will not be shaken for he is right beside me” Ps 16:18

2 replies on “Lent Day 8”

I begin the vast majority of my days with this thought. I have never taken the time to think about what frame of mind that question puts me in. Now that I think about it that question does make me feel isolated and reinforces the selfish desire to believe that i am the one who accomplishes things . I hope to recognize other questions that make me feel the same way and eliminate them.

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