This is my third week back in school and life is fast and furious. As I refocus on my job, my students, my own kids, and being a wife and mom, I often find myself waking up in the middle of the night with an anxious mind. I frame this season in my mind as a time to get back to the basics.
When I get to a place where stress is abundant, I circle around a few basic ideas. Am I spending time in God's Word? Am I praying for God's direction and listening for His voice? Am I eating a clean diet? Am I getting some exercise?
If the answer is yes to all of the above, I know the burden is not on me, but just a matter of waiting until God reveals His plans for how to tackle everything, and He will- in His own time. It is in these crunch times where I strive and worry when I need to rest and be renewed. Our challenge is to carve the stillness of sitting at the Lord's feet into our days knowing that God's hand is on you and that His promises are for you.
My Prayer: God, thank you for being my anchor on the days when I am over my head in the sea of life. I choose to be filled with your Word and want to allow your Spirit to guide me. I lay down my burdens at the foot of the cross. Thank you Father God for reminding me of the importance of getting back to the basics. In Jesus' name!