Autumn: the first step back to good

Yesterday was the first day of autumn.

There’s something new about a new season. I’m not just talking about cooler temperatures, pumpkins, or pirouetting, multi-coloured leaves. A new season can be a great opportunity for a mental re-set. 

Have you been consumed by emotional fog? Have you been distracted by lesser distractions? Have you been thrown off course by… well, to be honest, you’re just not sure.

Whatever it is, you feel like you have lost something good. Maybe you haven’t lost it. Perhaps it’s just stuck in the muck.

A verse that has been tumbling around in my mind is from Psalm 61:2: “lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” On one level, a high rock is about being able to see an approaching enemy. But it’s also about perspective. It’s about lifting our thoughts higher so that we regain something we had lost: the outlook that God is in control, that he continues to work, that we are his, and that our worries are usually bigger in our minds than they are in reality.

A mental re-set and re-claiming something good begins with God. If you’ve let things slip, re-establish practices of worship, prayer and acts of faith.

It’s a new season—outside, AND in your mind.

The first step back to good is God.

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.


Notes:

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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