I have something to admit… I struggle with keeping my perspective. When I have a problem I struggle with keeping it between God and me. I want to talk about what’s bothering, complain about it, even whine. It’s a nasty habit.
My heart, okay–my pride wants to prove that I am in the right. It’s not that I cannot be wrong, I would just prefer to be right.
It’s not the best side of me. It’s actually one of my worse sides.
When I catch myself in this cycle of whine I first feel mad at myself for doing it again. Then, I do the very thing I should have done in the beginning–talk with God about what I am feeling.
I need to remember Psalm 62:1 which says, “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” And then verse 8, “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah.”
Selah means “to think on this for a while.” I will do just that. And if you hear me whining please remind me to go to My Refuge. He’ll know what to do.