Focus on God

In these dizzying, confusing, upsetting times, it is important to keep our focus; our focus on what Paul writes to the Philippians: whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable … if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Phil 4:8)  In other words, focus on God; on The Good.  When we are overloaded with things that distress us, and make us anxious, it is easy to lose the capacity to set priorities, to panic for fear we will make a poor decision, to become paralyzed with fear or sadness.  Reach out for solidity, the God who covenants always to be with us.

I used the metaphor of dancers learning to “spot” through their many leaps and revolutions, catching the same steady point with their eyes over and over again so they keep their balance.  Find your steady point, or as one of our songs says, “God, the still point of the circle.”  Take time – even a few minutes daily – for quiet, for a spiritual practice, for time without electronics.

May the God of steadiness be with us all in difficult times.

Pastor Carol

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