Juggling Problems

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with life? Normal life can get pretty busy, but sometimes it's like you have too many irons in the fire, too many pots on the stove, juggling too many things... pick your metaphor. For many of you, summer brings with it the joy of taking a break from things. You get to go on vacation, finish school, sleep in, and do all those fun things you've put off. For me, things are headed into overdrive.

During the month of June our family will be home approximately twelve days. For seven of those twelve days we'll be doing ministry work in the evening. Those times away include 3,500 miles of driving, Summer Camp, Senior Trip, and a smattering of other engaging activities. Add that together and you have the recipe to get overwhelmed pretty quickly.

Today I had a special moment when my brain was going into overdrive, thinking of all the things that could possibly go wrong on each of these trips. It was like a hundred voices all talking at once in my brain and I couldn't get them to stop. What do I do in times like these you may ask? I yell back at those voices as loud as I can. I drown them out with promises from scripture and encouraging music. I remember that God is ultimately in control of my crazy life and that it is only by His will that I can take another breath, much less drive 3,500 miles in a month.

So, nothing has practically changed, but now I'm letting God do the juggling for me. I guess He was already doing that, but maybe I just have a better perspective on who is really doing all this work. Praise God for His guiding hand!


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