Whenever I have a challenge or face a setback, I pause for a while to step away from my efforts to fix it and take refuge in God’s comforting presence until I am ready to try again.
As I quiet my mind and refresh my soul, even for a few minutes, I feel uplifted from my disappointment and frustration and delivered to a higher awareness of the Divine in and all around me. I fear nothing, because I have faith that God is greater than the temporary conditions of the world.
If in the future I should descend into discouragement or if worry grips my imagination, I remember I can always turn my thoughts to God, the one presence and power. This is my comfort, now and forever.
Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.—Isaiah 40:1