Daily Inspiration

God’s Strength Is Ours

Unless I look upon what is not there, my present happiness is all I see. Eyes that begin to open see at last. And I would have Christ’s vision come to me this very day. What I perceive without God’s Own Correction for the sight I made is frightening and painful to behold. Yet I would not allow my mind to be deceived by the belief the dream I made is real an instant longer. This the day I seek my present happiness, and look on nothing else except the thing I seek.

With this resolve I come to You, and ask Your strength to hold me up today, while I but seek to do Your Will. You cannot fail to hear me, Father. What I ask have You already given me. And I am sure that I will see my happiness today. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 290, W-pII.290. See also ACIM Lesson 290 Insights.)

The world we see as a body seems so real. There are so many things that need to be fixed to make us safe. We can’t even agree with each other about what will fix the problems. Yet we are told that for every problem, when we forgive the problem will disappear.  It seems a daunting task to accomplish this forgiveness.

We have the strength of God within us to support us in accomplishing forgiveness. Forgiveness is our only meaningful purpose in this world. Forgiveness is the way out of the dream of fear and guilt. It is the path of return to the changeless Love of God.

We have Help to forgive, but we must ask for It. Our asking expresses our willingness to be helped. Our belief in the reality of separation is a defense against the Love of God. When we ask and are willing to accept the strength of God to help us forgive, we turn our attention to the means that will set us free. We are lowering our defense against Love. We want to remember the Love and peace and joy of our true Self.

Today we ask the strength of God in us to help us see with Christ’s vision and forgive our barriers to Love’s presence.

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