A Meditation on How Disconnection with God Shows Up in Our Body and What To Do About It from Psalm 38



Dave Cover


A Meditation on How Disconnection with God Shows Up in Our Body and What To Do About It from Psalm 38


In Christian meditation, we are re-aligning ourselves vertically. We're remapping our horizontal realities with a vertical view/perspective. Enabling us to embody that vertical perspective replaces anxiety and tension with a calm confidence.

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Psalm 38:3-8, 10, 17-18, 22 NIV

3 Because of your wrath (Rom 1:18ff - sin is its own punishment) there is no health in my body; there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin.

4 My guilt has overwhelmed me like a burden too heavy to bear.

5 My wounds fester and are loathsome because of my sinful folly.

6 I am bowed down and brought very low; all day long I go about mourning.

7 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body.

8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart

10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes.

17 …And my pain is ever with me.

18 I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin.

22 Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.

You are your body.

One way to think of “sin” is trying to live against who God is and live against the grain of his universe. When we live against the grain of God’s universe, we may get good at suppressing our conscience but “our body keeps the score.”

Anxiety. Feeling burdened, weighed down. Sometimes chronic pain. Elevated heart rate. 

Confession… v. 18,20 — “Jesus, you are my Lord and my Savior.”

1 Corinthians 6:11 NIV

…You were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.

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