Distractions are the reason. We live in a very tangible world. So many things compete for our attention. Has it always been this way?
Decades ago, people lived with less, homes were much smaller, only one TV, no cellphones, no more than one car per family, there were no computers nor 24-hour cable news and social media. We knew our neighbors. We used to sit outside on the front porch. Today, we drive up to our homes and the garage door opens and closes behind us. Were we happier back then?
The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup; thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the LORD, who hat given me counsel: my |heart| also instructs me in the night seasons. I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth; my flesh also shall rest in hope. Psalm 16:5-9 KJV
Sadly, I do get distracted by the things of life. In America, it’s very easy. Yet I do know that the LORD is truly my portion. In him, I find contentment because I know that it is God who sustains me, provides for me, protects me, saves me.
Sometimes, we just need to meditate on the Word of God to remind ourselves who our God is. He is.