School has started. Routine has begun. And yet, I find myself struggling to keep up. There are memos to read and notes to sign. Kids to taxi hither and fro. Lunch boxes to pack and bedtime routines to establish. I know in the back of my mind that it soon will get much easier. We will figure it out and the kids will settle in…but for now, how do I keep up with it all?
There is a promise in Scripture I keep clinging to and pondering on over and over in my head. They are words that Jesus said,
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
This is a promise from God Himself, and He knew what century we would live in. He knew we would have too many cars on the road and extra-curricular activities out the wazoo. He knew you would have a gaggle of kids who outnumbered your husband and you. He knew you would feel tired even after two cups of jo in the morning, and the alarm clock was a disturbingly loud sound. He knew you much rather stay in bed than get up, just to go about it all again.
He knows everything.
And whatever it is God is calling you to do today, He will be your Provision.
I realize that I am sort of a task master…I feel a sense of accomplishment when I get something completed. For some weird reason, I feel good when I cross things off my “to-do” list. Woohoo! One more thing conquered and done.
But something strange also occurs when I don’t accomplish as much as I set out to…I feel discouraged, downhearted, and frustrated inside. I feel like a failure. I’m not measuring up. This world is passing me by.
We often measure our sense of self-worth on our accomplishments. Ugh. I still do it to this day. Hear me out here…because I know some of you can relate…God loves you anyway! He already knows that you will not accomplish everything that you have on your list. He wants to tell you that it is okay! Maybe it doesn’t really need to be done. He wants you to know that you can find rest in Him. He alone is your Sabbath, come to Him. All you who are weary and burdened, lean in. Jesus is the way.
God knows you would not accomplish all that you set out to do and He lovingly wants you to know…You can choose rest. Lay your head on your pillow. And know that God loves you just the way you are.
What is one thing you can cross off you “to-do” list today?