The Subtle Slip

Posted on August 28, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

Lord, how have I allowed myself to ever-so-subtly slip into a negative mind set? A place I don’t desire to be, nor that honors You?

I’ve allowed myself to practice more my version of the truth rather than Truth itself. I have rehearsed more self-pity than the Gospel. The predictable result is that I am teary lately and bothered by things I would not ordinarily be bothered by. I need to, want to, shift my eyes and my heart from me to Thee.

Right after writing the above meditation in my journal, I opened “The Seeking Heart” by Fenelon. The pen was dropped where I left off weeks or even months ago in the pages titled: “Help for Discouragement and Depression.” I smiled to myself. Then I read these words: “Love God and stay still before Him. You would rather punish yourself, and stir up commotion, than forget yourself and look to God. Mourning your weakness will not make you better. It will only contribute to a good case of self-pity. The slightest glance toward God will calm you far more.”

Once again, I smiled to myself. How gracious is God to lead me to a book I haven’t picked up in weeks to speak words that my heart needed to hear this very day.

Have you experienced the subtle slip lately? Perhaps you like me, need to take that slightest glance toward God…and then another….and another until we are not glancing but gazing at our Savior.


Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

The Daily Bible Reading: Ezekiel 40-43| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. -1 Peter 3:9

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