Over the last several weeks, it seems like my life has gotten increasingly chaotic. A new boss. Friends going through hard times. Too much to do and too little time. Sick relatives. My list could go on and on. I’m sure you could create your own list in no time.
When your life gets this chaotic, it’s easy to fall into despair or being overwhelmed. How will I ever get myself out of this? I asked myself that same question on Tuesday. With a quick phone call to a close friend, I had my answer. I can’t do it alone. I was asking how I could get myself out of it. A better approach would be to ask how God can help me get out of it.
As soon as my friend gave me this insight, I began feeling better. I started praying, and it was as if a fog had lifted. Not too long afterwards, a friend from Chicago emailed me about a project he wants my help with. An hour after that, another friend sent me a text wanting to see if I would like to go out to dinner. At the end of my day, a college student called about doing a cooking demonstration on campus emphasizing cheap and easy ways to prepare good food. What fun!
God sent me some healthy diversions to take my mind off of all the other issues that were slowly consuming me. I’m smiling as I sit here thinking about yesterday. By trusting God, he gave me just what I needed. I know this doesn’t always happen as quickly and easily as it did for me, but in general, God will show you glimpses of his love for you on an ongoing basis. You just have to pay attention.
All of a sudden, those issues that were consuming me don’t seem as daunting. I’m going to tackle them one at a time, and God and I will get through them. I’m sure he’ll send a few more healthy diversions my way. They might come today, or maybe tomorrow, but I know they’ll come. That’s just the kind of God we have.
I hope you have a blessed day 🙂