I had to read this psalm three times to make sure my attitude about it was correct, and yep, what I ended up with was … pffft, if only. If only “I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp.” If only “I have calmed and quieted myself.” If only “my heart is not proud; my eyes are not haughty.” If you’re suffering from the “if onlys” today, it’s ok. We all suffer from them once in a while. However, the key to recovering from the if onlys is to be aware they exist and acting accordingly.
Sum it up:
Lord, I’m telling you,
I have nothing to be proud of,
And I don’t think I’m better than anyone.
I also don’t try to fix things I have no control over.
Instead, I just roll with the punches,
Like someone who has accepted and embraced his independence.
All of you should try this attitude.
Writing prompt: if only
Write about something you’ve been meaning to be better at doing.