Demands from work and family can be overwhelming. Currently, it is my work demands that are getting the best of me. It ebbs and flows but lately there have been many late evenings and a few weekends of work. I know it’s bad when hubby starts telling me I’m working too much. He works too much too, so usually he doesn’t notice.
I made made the mistake of checking an email after 10 pm. There was a current ”fire” that needed to be put out and several emails had already gone back and forth. I closed my computer and declared myself done for the night, but then took one more look an hour later. Ooops. I could leave it until morning or I could open the computer and schedule a couple of meetings for first thing in the morning. I chose the later. I knew I would sleep better with everything taken care of first.
Before bed, I opened up a book of prayers by Sarah Young called Jesus Listens and read this: Help me to trust You by relinquising control inot your hands-letting go, knowing that You are God. This is your world: You made it and You control it. My part in the litany of Love is to be responsive to you.
The demands of the day had me worn out and this was the reminder I needed. I read it several times to get it to sink in. This scripture was part of the prayer and brought additional calm.
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God[c];
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him, (Psalm 62:5-8 NIV)
I find my rest in God. When demands get the best of me, I find my rest in God. It’s You, Lord, that I need. Bring focus to my mind, peace to my heart and calm to my soul.
Where do you go when the demands of life start to overwhelm you? What brings you peace and calm? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.