I often wake up in the middle of the night with a song or a verse on my heart. Sometimes, it will be a worship song that I haven’t heard in a very long time. I am surprised I can even remember the words. When I wake up the next morning it is the first thought that pops into my brain.
Last night, it was a portion of scripture that came to mind. “…in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” This is the ending of Psalm 10:4 which reads, “In his pride the wicked does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.”
When I read Psalm 10 it makes me think of the unfairness and the lack of justice for evil in the world. Sometimes evil gets away with it. Evil sometimes seems to triumph and sometimes seems to go unpunished. As I read through this Psalm, I often focus on that aspect but then I get to verse 4 and it always makes me pause. Pride is not only an issue that the “wicked” struggle with, I struggle with it too.
Pride can be such a roadblock. Our pride will always separate us from our Creator. I need to make room in my heart and my mind for God everyday. If I don’t, pride has tendency to rear its ugly head. I need to think about who God is and who I am in relation to this. There have been seasons in my life when I did not make room for God. I pushed Him into the backseat and grabbed the wheel. In every decision I make throughout my day, I need to guard against taking over and doing it “Eileen’s way”. I know what happens when I take over. I crash.
Make room for Him today!
Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
Run to God! Run from evil! (Proverbs 3:5-7 MSG)