I let it all get to me.
I find comfort in my routine.
The routine isn't present right now.
But I still try. I pray and read the Bible.
When I am zapped, letting myself soak in some scripture is food for my soul.
But all week it has been kind of like snack food -- no matter how I much I read and prayed I was just on the edge of overwhelmedness (I probably just made up a word but it seems to fit). Had to keep reminding myself, "God is in control. He'll take care of things."
I was in a state of reminding myself to live in Jesus, to be at peace (Jesus talks a lot about this in John 15).
I was There but not There.
God truly knows what we need.
This morning my daughter (the one graduating) had to be up early for work. She too is stressed and so tired so I packed her a lunch and got the coffee going, started the car and made sure she had what she needed. My intention was to go back to bed after she left.
But my black cat (the one in the picture above) had other ideas. He was sure I needed to be up. And since my husband really needs the sleep (he too is working so hard -- besides working way too much at the SD Law Enforcement Academy, my husband is also finishing his degree online and it is finals time), I got up and moved to the living room.
I poured myself some coffee and got out my Bible, journal, current Bible study and pen. I had exactly what I needed -- my morning companions: my dog, my cat, my Bible, pen and journal and Quiet. Plus, uninterrupted time alone with our Awesome and Mighty God.
God knows what we need. He knows what you need. This is what I needed this morning.
What do you need this morning?
"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and YOU SHALL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light."