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July 12, 2018
"Search me O God and know my heart. Try me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way." Psalm 139: 23-24
Dan and I have fallen into a habit we are now breaking. In these past couple of years, while getting ready for bed, we have talked about the news. Neither of us is very good at keeping ourselves completely steady about what is happening in the world. Talking about it before trying to go to sleep borders on ridiculous.
But there we were. We were trying to cope with our fear by waiting until we were fully in the presence of each other, thinking we could give each other comfort. Nothing could be further from the truth. Dietrich Bonhoeffer described the damage of fear as, "it crouches in people’s hearts and hollows out their insides and secretly gnaws and eats away at the ties that bind a person to God and to others."
Today’s "Corner" is a fear alert. DANGER! If you find yourself agitated by fears about what IS happening, ALREADY happened, or MIGHT happen…STOP. Read Psalm 139. Notice near the end what the psalmist does with his enemies. He gives them over to God and asks God to judge HIM, not anyone else. Place yourself in the arms of the one who has searched you, formed you, knows you, and loves you.