Regardless of ones interpretation of the Bible, at all times but particularly in times of duress, there are Bible verses that bring comfort. One such verse is found in Psalm 121, I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. We have no need to move out of our chairs to do this. We need merely close our eyes for a second and let our thoughts lift themselves.
You may hesitate to believe that is a possibility, but take my word for it. Just sit comfortably in your chair, close your eyes, and relax in those words, I will lift mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help, and almost immediately you will find yourself being flooded with peace, peace that really comes from within yourself, comforting serenity that can mean only one thing God is on the field, God is taking over.
Gradually you will have a sense of not needing to struggle with a problem or battle with a neighbor or compete with an associate. You will find yourself really resting in the security of Gods presence, and if you take time for it, you will actually be able to feel that Presence.
We have grown so accustomed to pushing buttons in this technical age that there are those who expect they can push a button and presto, chango, there is God-power or God-presence operating in their behalf. What a blessing it is that no paternalistic government can legislate God for us. Anti-poverty programs may be legislated; federal aid may be legislated; even war may be legislated; yet all this legislation humanly planned may just as quickly and humanly be rescinded by legislation, but not God. God is completely immune from legislation of any kind, and just as before Abraham was I am so will it be unto eternity.
The Creative Principle of the universe is untouchable by man or man-made laws simply because God is law. As a result, all unfoldment of God understanding is completely individual. No matter how regularly we attend church, no matter how devoted we may be to church projects, no matter how many books we read on metaphysics, the fact remains that no man can reach the Father within ourselves except ourselves. Jesus the Christ proved his own words, The Father within me He doeth the works. And as we reach the Father within us, we can live as Jesus did in that same God presence. It will govern our lives, showing us where to go and what to do if we do our part by taking time each day to practice it.
Practicing the presence of God has its beginning in lifting our eyes unto the hills from whence cometh our help.