The demands keep piling up this week.
Phone calls to make, people to see, documents to complete, emails to send.
At home, dishes and laundry pile up, trash cans overflow.
Some women would be running around getting all this stuff done like a wound-up superhero.
When I am stressed and overwhelmed, my go-to strategy is shut down mode. Shut down, zone out, and roll up in a big ball of anxiety and inadequacy. Am I the only one?
I can’t be or God wouldn’t be having me write this today…
There’s nothing easy about this life God has called us to. This life where He commands us to be in service to others, to lay ourselves down for people who often don’t deserve it, to love and forgive over and over and over.
There’s nothing easy about taking care of a family or a business or a ministry. There are a million demands every day. There are lots of people to keep happy and many dynamics to balance.
And all of it is exhausting. There’s nothing easy about it.
One of the most misleading clichés we hear in Christian circles is that God won’t put more on you than you can bear. There’s no truth in that statement. God always puts more on us than we can bear. It sends us straight to Him, desperate for help and strength. Right where He wants us- in total dependence on Him.
If only I would run to Him first, instead of clinging to my anxiety like a security blanket. If only I would lean into God’s promises, instead of pushing Him away.
The truth of the matter is that I often act like a spoiled ungrateful brat, when I am abundantly blessed and infinitely loved by the King of Kings who gave His life in my place.
Today, I choose to stand up and gratefully walk with God through the day He has blessed me with.
My fellow stressed sisters, let’s press into these verses today:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7-8
How do you get through tough days, weeks, or seasons?