God Is with You

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Awareness of your minds’ habitual, conditioned thoughts frees you.


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Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.


With the current pandemic, many people can relate to feeling like we’re walking through a “dark valley” as today’s scripture verse is sometimes translated.

But there are also lots of people who can relate to it being literally like “the valley of the shadow of death.”

I’m sure the people being treated for the Coronavirus in ICU’s across the country are feeling that way.

I’m also sure the many nurses and doctors treating them can relate.

There was a woman I had been visiting for months who had terminal cancer who literally told me numerous times that she realized she was “in the valley of death.”

I was profoundly touched by her seeming calm.

I could sense in my heart her deep faith that a Higher Power was with her.

It was more like an Abiding Love.

Fear seems to rise when we are confronted by a situation that could emotionally or physically harm us.

But what if we observed the fear as soon as it started to rise?

What if we became aware of the fearful thoughts that followed?

These thoughts are simply a fictional narrative that our minds are telling us about what might happen.

Become aware of that!

What if we stayed firmly planted in the present moment and immediately stated the first line of today’s psalm: “The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack.”

Repeat that line to yourself and carry it with you like a treasured friend.

An Abiding Love is holding you and will never let you go.



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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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