There is enough pressure and stress at my house right now to cause it to blow! Do you ever feel like everyone you know needs you all at once? Do you ever feel like the entire world is standing at your front door ringing the doorbell and there is just not enough of you to go around? That’s how I feel right now. I’m speaking, writing, and taking care of my family. AND my husband’s job is causing him much stress at the moment, too. When he came home stressed, I reminded him of my rule. “Only one crazy person allowed at a time.” AND I was crazy first! It didn’t seem to matter. We were both crazy! There was nothing I could do but deal with it.
Dealing with it isn’t going well. Yesterday, I had a Dentist appointment. The kids were out of school because of Martian Luther King’s B-Day, so I was very upset that I had to get up and go to the dentist when I could have slept in and gotten some much needed rest.
At the dentist I sat and waited…and I waited…and I waited. “Hummm,” I thought. “It doesn’t normally take this long. I think I’ll go and check on why they’re running so far behind.” Well, girls…come to find out my appointment wasn’t for this Monday. It’s for next Monday!! Now if you’re looking for a sure sign that you’re plate is too full this would be it. Whenever you show up for an appointment you don’t have…you’ve lost it for sure.
But God…He is so amazing. Today, I’m leaving shortly to speak in Atlanta. They’re theme is Rejuvenate! My message topic is Finding Fresh Faith. As I sat down to review my notes yesterday, my heart was lighten, my soul refreshed, and my mind refocused on a God so great, it made all my troubles small in comparison. That’s the way it usually goes. My message, I mean God’s message, seems to speak to me as I’m sharing it with others. Once more I’m reminded that my call is really all about my relationship with Him!
I opened my bible and turned to Psalm 63 and this was my prayer…
O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water. I have seen you in the sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help, I sing in the shadow of your wings. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Oh, how the Word of God can wash away all our anxieties and replace it with sweet peace that only comes from resting in a sweet Savior!