Before the Meditation:
- If you need to, re-read the Christian meditation Do's and Don'ts in the Christian Meditation Challenge introduction.
- Find a quiet location to sit upright and get comfortable.
- Read the devotional.
You Are Not Alone
God said in Hebrews 13: 5, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” When we go through times of hardship we often possess the mindset that we are all alone. We may even believe that God doesn't care about us or that he is punishing us. When we begin to feel this way, we have lost our perspective about life and God's love. God said that he sticks closer to us than a brother.
Psalms 139:5 says that God is in front and in back of us, and He has hemmed us in. Unfortunately, too often we equate good circumstances as positive and bad as negative. Yet this is erroneous thinking. We must understand that circumstances are just that, circumstances. They are what they are. This doesn't disregard the fact that some actions or choices that we make can cause frustration, distress, and pain. However, as long as we look at our discomfort and ignore the real truth that God love us even in the midst of our pain, we will forfeit our peace and joy replacing it with fear and anxiety.
The focus of today's meditation is God's love for us regardless of our circumstances and our impropriety. In fact, hardships help to give us a greater opportunity to surrender, and depend on the Lord. Each one we pass through strengthens our trust in God and helps us to grow in character, grace, and greater self-confidence. No matter what you are facing you can trust God. He loves you and He has not forsaken you.
Today's meditation Eliminating Stress and Toxic Emotions will allow you to nail your cares to the cross and hopefully leave them there, having full assurance that God loves you, cares about you, and is in complete control of your life. Can you rest in Him and trust Him today?
Today's Meditation is Eliminating Stress & Toxic Emotions