Striving for Time
There are times when life seems absolutely overwhelming. The kids are being noisy, work is obnoxious, your spouse seems unreasonable and you just want to be left alone to your own thoughts. It’s when life get’s like this that I have to press in with our Lord even deeper. I must put my shoulder down and push forward pushing aside all hindrances. Remember, our enemy would like nothing more than for us to quit.
‘No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.’ 1 Cor 10:13
It’s during these times when quit looks better than ever. This is when my mind starts down a path of ‘what would make my life easier or simpler or just something different than it is.’ During those realities is when I must seek the Father through scripture, devotionals, music or council with family and friends. When I stop looking at all that is going on around me and focus on Him, I’m reminded of what He has called me to do and why.
Looking through Facebook this morning, I realize I’m not the only one who feels this way today. A friend tweeted this scripture this morning… ‘heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will remain forever.’ Matt 24:35 When you find yourself at a point of despair, seek Him with all your heart, then and only then will ‘the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.’ Phil 4:7