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Trip for a Lifetime: Day 8 A Peaceful Drive

Psalms 91:1-3 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in who I’m I trust.

I’m not sure if I’m getting used to the scenery or have finally put my guide (Holy Spirit) to driving me around. This day has been more peaceful than the others. For some reason I have been more comfortable and content. I have been trying to figure out why I feel this way. I want to take the reason or reasons with me on the rest of the journey.

Every day at noon my youngest daughter, Andrea, is leading a bible study that she wrote on the 91st Psalm (click here to get the study). Some of the pastors of the church join her and it is streamed to their congregation and other people around the globe. Since they are in an order to “shelter in place”in San Antonio, I’m sure it is a blessing. Today’s scripture comes from this Psalm. I am going to list some of the reasons why my day has been more peaceful.

1. I think that part of the reason is that I am getting used to this new way of life. It’s not that the trials or tribulations are going away or getting smaller. I have become more used to starting every day with giving these burdens to Christ. I have had to be more intentional. These burdens have a tendency to jump back up in my lap, but I have also been intentional in putting them back where they belong—in Jesus’ lap. I have learned to quickly go back to my dwelling place. In this dwelling place the problems don’t make it through the front door.

2. Next, my trust in God has grown more each day. Most of what comes into my day is all noise. I have not seen the real danger. This is probably true for most people. However, I know that many people are face-to-face with this danger. The enemy has had a lot of us on the run and we haven’t even seen him. Uncertainty, fears and the “what ifs” have been the ruler of the day. Since I have begun to trust God more each day what is uncertain becomes certain. My fear is changed to confidence. The “what ifs” become an opportunity for the most High God.

3. Last, when I press into his presence and remember that he is a good, good Father and that I am his son, the road that is so bumpy and rough becomes smoother. I am getting used to becoming a human “being” not a human “doing”. I like living in his living room and not the enemy’s.

If you're not headed in this direction, maybe you should be.

Psalms 46:1-2. God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way.

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