God is the strength in which I trust

This post was written by DoctorJay on December 18, 2009
Posted Under: A Course In Miracles - workbook

From the ACIM workbook:

If you are trusting in your own strength, you have every reason to be apprehensive, anxious and fearful…

God is your safety in every circumstance…

Today we will try to reach past your own weakness to the Source of real strength. Four five-minute practice periods are necessary today, and longer and more frequent ones are urged. Close your eyes and begin, as usual, by repeating the idea for the day. Then spend a minute or two in searching for situations in your life which you have invested with fear, dismissing each one by telling yourself:

God is the strength in which I trust.

Now try to slip past all concerns related to your own sense of inadequacy. It is obvious that any situation that causes you concern is associated with feelings of inadequacy, for otherwise you would believe that you could deal with the situation successfully. It is not by trusting yourself that you will gain confidence. But the strength of God in you is successful in all things.

In the latter phase of the practice period, try to reach down into your mind to a place of real safety. You will recognize that you have reached it if you feel a sense of deep peace, however briefly. Let go all the trivial things that churn and bubble on the surface of your mind, and reach down and below them to the Kingdom of Heaven . There is a place in you where there is perfect peace. There is a place in you where nothing is impossible. There is a place in you where the strength of God abides.

[] Remember that peace is your right, because you are giving your trust to the strength of God.

First long practice:

  • It was a bit difficult to get into this exercise just now as I have been waiting for some news this morning and the outcome was disappointing. And even though I’m keeping a good face I do have to grieve a little bit to get over it all. Anyway, in time I went through that and reached a peaceful state – not perfect peace but a much more peaceful state than otherwise.
    My attitude is that any peace is better than no peace at all. I know A Course in Miracles says there are no small upsets but for now a small upset is way better than a large upset.
    Partial peace is way better than no peace at all.
    I’m trusting the strength of God and that’s strengthening me.

second long practice:

  • Not much happened. I was much more at peace. All sorts of memories and fantasy memories passed in my mind’s eyes. By fantasy memories I mean I remembered real people and then some names crossed my mind of people I don’t know in scenes of the past. Anyway, I felt real good and peaceful as I put my trust in God as the source of my strength.

Last long practice:

  • I went to sleep as\nd that’s good too!
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