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And don’t spend your time lookin’ around
For something you want that can’t be found
When you find out you can live without it
And go along not thinkin’ about it
I’ll tell you something true
The bare necessities of life will come to you
Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
Lock-down. And things are removed, life restricted. Holiday plans, normal routines, changes in work situations, hobbies, freedom. Life is stripped down to our bare essentials.
The things we used to lean on are no longer there. Gone overnight. Whether it is the company of others, incessant busyness, shopping and habits outside the four walls of our home. If we’re honest, we all have them. Something that self medicates our issues and problems. They become a path back to happiness. Things that have become anesthetic to mask what we don’t want to see. Whether it be loneliness, low self esteem, insecurity. Whatever it is, the removal of our crutches confronts us with them.
Instead of depending on these scaffolds we can lean into God. To lean into His strength and His love.
This time of lock-down might just give us a little more space to be honest before God.
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.” (Psalm 42:5)
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1,2)

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