Are you like me?
At the end of the day, you think about all the things you have to do the next day?
That can be overwhelming. Suddenly, it seems like a swarm of bees made it into your head and it's hard to get to sleep with all those bee-like thoughts flying around.
For the last several months, I've been praying a simple prayer: "Lord, please help me get everything done tomorrow that I need to get done and not fret about the rest."
The Lord has been faithful.
I've been amazed at how he's helped me to get things done at work.
Psalm 37:8 talks about the trouble with fretting or worrying. It says: "Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it leads only to evil."
I think that's true. When we're worried about how some person is going to treat us, we can overreact and often cause ourselves more headaches than when we rely on God to work things out.
I'm forever praying: "Lord please show me how to act and react" and he's been amazingly faithful.
We can also overreact and cause ourselves more headaches when we stress out about how much we have to do and then snap at someone else.
All at once, we have two things to fret about in place of the one.
Psalm 62:5 offers some good advice. It says: "Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him."
Deuteronomy 33:12 says: "Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him for he shields him all day long and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders."
Can you just picture yourself as a lamb on the shoulders of Christ?
How carefully do you think he carries you? How much do you think he loves you?
May you rest in the love of your Lord as you go through today and all the days to come.