Many of us navigate through our lives on autopilot, without knowing what we are doing, thinking, or feeling. Our bodies are here, but emotionally, spiritually, and relationally we’re not really here. We have become disconnected from what is happening in our lives. We're living in "what was" or playing "what if" games while forgetting how to be here in "what is".
• We replay a conversation that already happened over and over again.
• We find ourselves thinking that one day our life will be better than it is now.
• We avoid situations where something could go wrong.
That's not how God created us to live. We will never experience the peace of God if we don’t dwell in the present with God. Psalm 46:1 says "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble." God is ever-present.
While God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, the only place to experience the presence of God, the ever-present help of God, is in the present with God.
Let's not dwell on the past nor worry about the future. God says: “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Mike and Daphne