Some of you have probably noticed I haven’t posted in awhile. I’ve had every intention of whipping out my inspiration and astounding you all with my brilliance and insight. But my right brain would have none of it.
Can anyone relate to this? The pent up emotion, the sadness, the joy—the exasperation!
The brain-freeze. The sudden urge for chocolate.
It’s a Jumble Out There
I may be, like many of you, suffering from information overload. I have Face Book, I get text messages. Internet and cable news outlets beckon me to read the latest on Brittany Spears and the Stimulus Package. Uh… make that the Over-Stimulus Package. (So high you can’t get over it, so low, you can’t get under it. Oh, mess with my soul.)
Our culture spews out information and stimulus like baseballs at batting cages. Eventually, we cease to connect with the ball. And once in awhile it hits us in the head. Dazed and numb, we can’t process anymore. I tell you, it’s a jumble out there.
Just Stop It
So what’s a stressed, overwhelmed mom and wife to do? Just Stop It. (Nike, be quiet, I am not “just doing it” today.) I am stopping and resting. I am taking in the quiet whisper of the Lord. For He is not in the whirlwind of the airwaves (I Kings 19:11-12) and even though problems pursue with a vengeance, He says “stand still, and know that I am God”. (Exodus 14:13-14) I am reminded of His power when I have come to the end of my own:
“The Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you.
He will quiet you with His love
He will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17
Many of us have difficult relationships to manage on top of the day-to-day responsibilities of life. We look for answers and comfort but find many competing voices. Confusion, hurt and fear hit us like fastballs and we feel like we can’t do life anymore. But God sees and asks us to take His promise to heart. He is waiting to quiet us with singing and whisper of His great delight in us. And as we find rest for our souls, the clutter will dissipate and we’ll be able to see His work in our situations more clearly.
I’m standing still and taking in the quiet whisper – can you hear it too? -R