I don’t need to look at my calendar or to-do list or desk piled with things to know what kind of week’s in store. There are almost too many things to count and too many things to list because I’d be totally depressed and/or fried if I did.
Overwhelmed. Highly stressed. In desperate need of a good, cleansing breath to help calm my mind for a couple of minutes.
Yep, that’s about how I’m feeling these days.
Fortunately, I know I’m not alone. And even better, I know that although there’s no way I can handle all these things on my own, the One Who Can is on my side and helping me every moment.
As Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, who has made us competent” (2 Corinthians 3:5-6a).
Thank you, thank you, sweet Lord! And yes, I do mean that reverently.
I know I can’t do this on my own. I know I get all fried and frazzled and unfocused. I know the list gets so long and has so many overlapping deadlines that I can freeze and get nothing done because I don’t know where to start. I know how pitiful I am at trying to handle it on my own.
I was thinking through all these things about 5:15 this morning while ironing my husband’s clothes for work. And the phrase that kept winding its way through the early morning hour was, “My grace is sufficient. My grace is sufficient.”
I was so thankful for that reminder. I need it every day, but especially these next few days. What a beautiful mantra to keep me focused on the fact that it’s not about me and it’s not happening because of me.
It’s all about Him. And He’s more than enough. I just need to read between the lines of my to-do list closely enough to see Him in every spot.
May you do the same, finding Him already waiting to help wherever you find yourself. Have a blessed week.