Lately everything seems like ‘Too Much’.
So much we want to do. So much we have to do. Then comes a wrinkle. You know the wrinkles – unexpected guests, unexpected illness, unexpected travel, unexpected stuff. Then the much of life we want to do and have to do, seems like too much. Is there peace in all this? Are there answers for the how?
Truth is, I know there’s peace, but I don’t have the answers for how to fit all this stuff of life in. Ever have one of those weeks where the calendar looked fairly empty, then find yourself on Friday wondering what happened? The days were so filled that even the few things on the calendar were a struggle.
Time for a time out. Aha – that’s always the answer. Time out – outside of the To-Do list and appointments. Inside the presence of God. “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.” (Psalm 62:1 NIV)
It seems like an oxymoron to say we will find more time and get more done if we will make dedicated time to spend with God. I don’t know how it works, I just know it does. You know how you like spending time with your children and want them to like spending time with you? It’s the same with our heavenly Father – He loves quieting our hearts, He adores when we love spending time with Him.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” (Proverbs 16:3 NIV)
Sometimes what we thought those plans looked like may drastically change, but when we’ve taken time out beforehand, we succeed. Not the way the world sees success, or our spouse sees success, or even how we may envision success. But when we commit to the Lord “whatever” we do, we go about it wanting to please Him. Then it can be well with our soul, resting in doing everything we do as for God and not for man.
Easier said than done? You bet. But the more we go about the much of life by turning to God first and foremost, the less the much seems to overwhelm. “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes form Him.” (Psalm 62:5 NIV)
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