The expression of our lives is a direct result of our integrity. When we find ourselves going along with the currently acceptable mode of living that is a basic violation of our integrity inner conflict will result. When inner conflict becomes our experience it is not a matter of doing battle within ourselves rather it simply is a matter of recognition and reorientation. As the words that have been given to us “let not your heart be troubled,” sound loudly within ourselves let us come to rest and see and change. Let us begin and continue to live according to our integrity that makes for oneness and pure joy.
The correction we feel we need to make in our lives is prompted by our integrity which is a gift of awareness from the Lord. At times we may not feel like it is a gift rather it may feel more like a thorn in our side. When we do acknowledge the changes we need to make and actually make them we are further gifted from the Lord with more abundant life. Granted it may take a little time to notice the benefits of the changes. Hang in there and in time you will rejoice.
The words in the psalms are phrased as those who fear him. Another way of interpreting fear is to revere. As we revere the Lord the pleasure of the Lord is shared with us. This renews our world and restores our health and vitality. Remember to look up and change our ways rather than curse God when challenged. Let it not be said that we repented not and perished rather that we did make the necessary changes for everlasting life to be known now in this day.