Meditation for Perfectionists – Monday February 26, 2024
Psalm 20:6-7: “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in…God” (v.7).
“How have you been since you left the showroom?” my client asked, referring to my recent resignation as president of a growing young company.
“I’m in the process of adjusting my lifestyle to include some balance,” I explained. “I’m trying to learn to say “no” to working harder and longer. It’s difficult, though.”
“It is hard to say ‘no’ sometimes, isn’t it?” he responded. “I was recently picked up by the police on a drunk driving charge.” He paused and stared out the window. “I think we all have to find a way to cope. Drinking is mine, maybe working is yours.”
We need something bigger than ourselves to help us deal with the harsh realities of life. The psalmist knew people who trusted in chariots and horses. Overworking, over drinking, trying to control food or other people give us a similar sense of power. We may harness and ride this power to help handle the frustration, disappointment, and pain of living. But many of us have discovered that this is not enough. Our power sources turned on us — to destroy us.
An unlimited power source is available. We can find strength in trusting God. He is ultimate power.
Lord, the power sources I trusted have failed me.
You are stronger. I want to trust you instead.
Copyright Joan C. Webb
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