In troubled times, or in any time, but especially in tough times it’s good to make space for God. There is life in creating time and space for the Lord.
For “No one who hopes in you [the Lord God] will ever be put to shame,…” (Ps. 25:3). There are plenty of enemies of what God wants in our world and time that can wear us down, out, or create havoc and discouragement. David, the boy who became King of Israel, knew that all to well and speaks of it in this Psalm.
David sets his trust, hope, and attention upon God. He was good at making space for God in his life, even though he was not a perfect follower of the Lord.
Making space, carving out time for contemplation to rest in God’s presence is most significant. “Contemplation is the ever-fresh world of the spiritual heart” (Tilden H. Edwards Jr. in A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God). “In contemplation we allow ourselves to be acted upon rather than act as agents” (Keith Beasley-Topliffe in A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God).
Let God act upon you, in your life this day.
“In you, Lord my God, I put my trust…No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame,…Show me your ways Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” Psalm 25:1,3,4,5