So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

So Much More: Creating Space for God (Lectio Divina and Scripture Meditation)

Jodie Niznik
 

Replacing Lies, Dwelling on Truth| Scripture Meditation for Fear and Anxiety

April 22, 2024   ●   17 min

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This guided Christian meditation on Psalm 136 will help you stop ruminating on lies and instead dwell on God's faithful and enduring love.

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Unhelpful thoughts easily get stuck in our minds, like a broken record that plays over and over again.

This kind of thinking wakes us up at night, distracts us during the day, and makes us physically sick. It does us no favors!

And the worst part is, it’s not even real.

They’re lies. Lies aimed to keep us bound and stuck.

It’s not easy to break the pattern of ruminating in destructive thinking.

It takes consistent and steady effort to identify the lies and replace them with the truth.

Psalm 136 is a great place to start.

Over and over again, the truth His faithful love endures forever is repeated.

When you discover yourself stuck in a lie, try repeating this phrase instead.

I pray this meditation will help you know more of God’s faithful and enduring love for you and that it will alleviate some of the fear and anxiety that’s been rolling around in your mind.

 

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The whole meditation text is as follows:

Psalm 136:1-16, CSB

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.

His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to the God of gods.

His faithful love endures forever.

Give thanks to the Lord of lords.

His faithful love endures forever.

He alone does great wonders.

His faithful love endures forever.

He made the heavens skillfully.

His faithful love endures forever.

He spread the land on the waters.

His faithful love endures forever.

He made the great lights:

His faithful love endures forever.

the sun to rule by day,

His faithful love endures forever.

the moon and stars to rule by night.

His faithful love endures forever.

10 He struck the firstborn of the Egyptians

His faithful love endures forever.

11 and brought Israel out from among them

His faithful love endures forever.

12 with a strong hand and outstretched arm.

His faithful love endures forever.

13 He divided the Red Sea

His faithful love endures forever.

14 and led Israel through,

His faithful love endures forever.

15 but hurled Pharaoh and his army into the Red Sea.

His faithful love endures forever.

16 He led his people in the wilderness.

His faithful love endures forever.

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