I can’t shake this thought lately, “one life to live.” I am often tired and weary and drained. There are days when I get through everything I absolutely have to do and I can’t possibly find enough energy to do one more thing. Then I have this thought, “one life to live.” I have to keep going. I have to do this. I have to do that.
I have to be intentional with every moment. I can’t let the pace of this life pass up my intentions. I have to keep pressing forward in the grace and strength Jesus provides each and every day. He sustains me even when I am at my weakest. His grace is sufficient for me. As I go and go and go, He doesn’t let me fall. I go and go and go, yet I know it’s not sustainable.
Praise to You, Jesus, for the strength You have been giving me! I want to make the most of this life, but I can see that I have not been prioritizing the best lately as I feel constantly drained. Lord, help me to be the person You created me to be, to say yes to what You would have me do and no to those things that would interfere with me being my best in those things You’ve called me to do. Jesus, I know You’ve blessed me with my sweet little boy and that in this season part of Your calling on my life is for me to be fully present with him and to have energy during this precious time with him. You have given much grace and helped me to have strength and enough energy to not completely collapse, but I worry about this pace I’ve been going at lately.
Oh, Jesus, how amazing You are!
Seriously, I’m in the middle of writing this and my son just came to me and asked me to open my Bible to 1 Peter 5:7-11 because he saw it in his devotional and “wants to read it over and over.”
This is a word for me right now (God speaking to me through my son):
“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
Part of my stress lately is I worry I don’t have the energy to be there the way I should for my son. I beg for grace in this area and just as I’m writing this, God gives more grace. He is so good to me, so full of grace and compassion.
Lord, thank You for your never ending grace and unfailing love. Thank You that this pace I’ve been going at is only for a season. You uphold me and give me strength and You will not let me fall. You sustain me. You are growing me as I am stretched. Thank You that I am at a place where I fully depend on You. I wouldn’t want to have it any other way. Because I trust in You, Lord, with all my heart and in all my ways submit to You, I know I am always where I’m meant to be, that You are directing my paths. May Your good, pleasing and perfect will always be done in and through me, Your servant. I love You, Lord, with all my heart, all my soul, all my mind, all my strength. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
(my son enjoying one of God’s creations)
The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. (Psalm 28:7)
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)