Thank you, John, for this reassuring message.
Recently getting lost on a simple errand in distant Cornwall found myself more personally angry with Me than actually worried about getting home! Somehow felt sure I'd be ok - which I was of course with the usual calm divine intervention - but was far from at peace with myself for getting in the muddle in the first place. Id like to understand the whole process better please!
Interesting question, Mike. Interesting because it illustrates well the dynamics at work within us as human beings. You faced two pressures. The first was to get home and the second was to cope with your view of yourself. Your trust in God for getting home gave you peace. Your lack of trust in yourself put you in a muddle. If our view of ourselves is negative then, when we make a mistake, it gets blown out of all proportion and serves to demonstrate how useless we are! So, your trust in God was commendable. You know he is trustworthy, you have proved that over many years. You don't have the same positive view of yourself. How can we change that? It is a process of recognising that our view of ourselves is inaccurate and using those times when we start being negative towards ourselves as reminders to consciously challenge that negative view and to replace it with the positive way that God sees us. I hope that helps.
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