Everyone of us goes through times in our lives when everywhere we turn something needs to be done. And many of those things have limited time frames in which they have to be done. You need to take Sally to piano lessons, Joe to tennis, then both to swim class. In the midst of that you forgot to go shopping so there’s nothing for dinner. Throw a crisis into the mix and you’re sure you are going to lose your mind.
Stop for a moment. Read what Paul wrote to the Philippians: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Life will keep happening. Things will pile up. We’ll have moments when we don’t know which way to turn.
- Tell God about it.
- Then take a deep breath. We still have to do all the things, but we can approach them with a calm heart and clear mind.
- Prioritize. Look at what can be done tomorrow when the schedule is not so full.
- Order pizza for dinner.
Dear Lord, I feel like I’m ready to go crazy. There’s so much to do and not enough time to do it. Please calm my racing spirit. Clear my mind so I can sort things out. Help me take that deep breath so I can carry on with life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.