This week we are reassured that God’s love is deeper than any hole we may find ourselves in.
Read Psalm 130:1-8. Where are you now? I don’t mean geographically. I mean in your head. In your mind. Some of us may find ourselves in a hole and losing hope that we will ever see the light of day again.
One hole we often fall into is that of spending too much time on the past or of worrying about the future. We replay difficult or painful or worrying times from our past. A challenging conversation. When someone has hurt us. When we felt abandoned by God. Or we worry about the future. What is going to happen to us? What is going to happen to those we love? Perhaps a challenge is on its way. Maybe a difficult conversation is needed. Perhaps we just cannot see the next step to take.
Allowing our minds to focus on the past or the future can lead to discontent and unhappiness. Our hole becomes deeper. The key to the happiness we crave, to the contentment we are searching for, to the peace of mind we so desperately need is simply to rest in the present moment in the presence of God. He is always there. We can put our hope in him:
Psalm 130:5 NLT
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
God hears our cries. He pays attention to our prayers. Will you rest in his presence – in the moment – today?
Think It Over
Think about the following:
• What can you do to help you live in the present (rather than the past or the future) today?