Psalm 80

“You cleared a place for it.” (80:10)

When we have a messy work space and want to set out some papers or books for a new project, we need to clear a place. The same thing is true for our minds. When our minds are crowded and occupied with projects, concerns, fears, and plans, we don’t have room to focus on the immediate things that are in front of us. We need to pause for a few moments and focus on taking several breaths, calming and clearing our mind so we have the space to pay attention to that which is right before our eyes.