April 15, 2023

Bob Maas
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.”
Isaiah 26:3

Preoccupation with unimportant things distract me from my awareness of the Lord’s presence. His peace and joy which I had previously experienced, by being in communion with Him, begins to wane.

My focus on Him disappears and It doesn’t take long before I feel isolated. At that point the conflict begins between thoughts of good and evil; right and wrong; moral and immoral. My desire for fellowship with Him seems to disappear and irrational chains of thought keep running through my mind.

During the process when this is happening, He is still with me, patiently waiting for my return. The damage my ego can cause during those episodes of diversion from my awareness of His presence varies from insignificant to consequential.

I am grateful that He never leaves me in those occurrences, but I rediscover once again how absolutely dependent I am on being in harmony with Him. I pray for a closer walk with Him so that I will be more sensitive to the distractions.