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Monday, February 12, 2007

I'm a bit overwhelmed here

Ok, so I wrote the previous post which is a great uplifting post. Yeah! All is well, right?

Well, this week's post won't have the same chipper tone! Last week's schedule had it's fair share of twists and turns. Enter three sick children with hacking coughs, my own cold brewing, a semi-retarded dog who is barking ALL NIGHT LONG these days, a mountain of laundry so high it will take days to conquer, a home still in the process of being remodeled, a business dinner, a church meeting and a myriad of other scheduled events and responsibilities.... oh, and don't forget helping my dear sister and brother-in-law trench their back yard and install a sprinkler system. Let me just state things up front here: I am a bit overwhelmed!!

I think our schedules must pretty much resemble each other's with just a few variations on the who, what, when and where, but the why always seems to be the same. No, I mean the "WHY? Why am I so crazy all of a sudden?"

Last night I was in bed wondering how could I be in this state of affairs after my mountain top blog of last week? Isn't this how life tends to go though? Just when I think I have a handle on things...... um, NO I don't!!!! I have so many responsibilities weighing on me. Good responsibilities. Things I need to do and do well. I simply find that I am unable. I need the Lord desperately! I still stink at time management and even if I was the worlds most disciplined and efficient woman I would still need Him! The truth is I am way beyond myself here. This morning I am absolutely clinging to the promise that the Lord's mercies are new every morning. Today I have a chance once again to choose better things, to choose Him more and to trust once again in His sufficiency! That's it. That's is all I know how to do! I am just running as fast as I can into my father's arm and begging him to help me and give me strength do X, Y, Z, etc., or if He so desires just to miraculously deliver me from that huge pile of laundry (wink, wink).

Whatever His solution is, whatever the plan, I trust Him and I am waiting on my Help and my Deliverer.

Lamentations 3:21-26

21 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
24 I say to myself, "The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him."
25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
26 it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.