We generally rise or fall with whatever waves crash upon us — emotion superior when the wave breaks in the course we like, sensation worried when things crack in the strategies that we did not want nor anticipate. Though it is healthful and superior to really feel our emotions, what do we do subsequent? Do we only respond from the position of individuals inner thoughts — residing in means that are generous and type when issues go our way, and then dwelling in methods that are selfish, greedy or damaging when we experience threatened or fearful?
The biblical text previously mentioned lifts up the “rock” metaphor for the divine reminding us that there is a greater way in which we do not just get knocked about with the situations, but in which we uncover solid sheltering places to relaxation, to stand, and to shift, even as “oceans rise/empires tumble.” We can have interaction daily in methods of listening for the Spirit, authentic conversation with others, meditation, prayer, using pitfalls in sharing our presents in assistance to others, and far more that hold us linked with God, others, and our legitimate selves. In these tactics we obtain and reside a greater tale born of compassion, generosity, elegance, and creativity. Centered in spirit and local community, we not only faucet into strength and wisdom for navigating regardless of what approaches the waves crack, but we can present ourselves as shelter and hope to other people from a place of toughness, knowledge and compassion.
In the midst of the increasing and slipping and so a lot that can stir panic in us, God offers us in every single day and in every moment the “solid rock” of healing, shelter, relaxation, and renewal. I pray every single and all of us collectively can more and more stay, go and have our becoming in that rock-solid shelter of spirit and group so that we can be rock-solid, trusted items to other people residing a much better story of therapeutic, peace, justice and hope.