“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
loving look at me, your High God,
above politics, above everything.” Psalms 46:10 TM
There are a lot of things that are competing for your attention. Your heart is under assault. Everytime you turn on the TV, browse through social media, listen to the radio, or surf the internet, there is a lot of bad news. It’s easy to give way to despair, but we have to protect our hearts and not let the fear and anxiety in.
We need to remind our hearts that the Lord in still on His throne, and He is still God.
Stop right where you are. Take a few deep breaths:
- Inhale – “The Lord is still on His throne”
- Exhale – “I breathe out despair.”
- Inhale – “Lord you have my heart”
- Exhale – “I cast out anxiety and fear.”
- Inhale – “He is still God.”
- Exhale – “I rid myself of fear.”
Try this throughout the day. When you’re at home or at the office or stuck in traffic, stop and quietly speak these truths over yourself. Don’t let the enemy get a foothold in your life; resist him and expel the fear, anxiety, and depression. Fill you heart up with the truth. With all that’s coming at you, you might need to do this re-centering multiple times a day.