By Andrea Merrell
For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 NLT
The old adage when it rains it pours seems to ring true, at least in my life.
I recently had a
meltdown filled with tears and a full-blown pity party, overwhelmed by
ailments, pain, appointments, schedules, and deadlines coming at me from every
conceivable direction. My life suddenly became complicated and a little crazy. I
tried to make a plan, but it was futile.
I finally let go and turned it all over to the Lord, struggling to regain my peace. How could I ever stop worrying and trying to fix everything—right now.
The answer came in Jesus Calling. Sarah Young writes:
Stop trying to work things out before their times have come. Accept the limitations of living one day at a time. When something comes to your attention, ask Me whether or not it is part of today’s agenda. If it isn’t, release it into My care and go on about today’s duties. When you follow this practice, there will be a beautiful simplicity about your life: a time for everything, and everything in its time.
A life lived close to Me is not complicated or cluttered. When your focus is on My presence, many things that once troubled you lose their power over you. Though the world around you is messy and confusing, remember that I have overcome the world. I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. ~Jesus
The Bible tells us there is a season for everything, a specified time for every activity under heaven. The Message puts it this way: There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.
Living an uncomplicated life—despite life’s demands—is possible when we live one day at a time and stay close to the Lord, focused on His presence in our everyday, ordinary lives. via @AndreaMerrell (Click to tweet.)