Imagine careening down a mountain at a break neck speed, you look up and see a hairpin turn ahead. And your brakes are shot. And your check engine light is on. And there is a rattlesnake rattling away in the passenger side floorboard.
Although this sounds like a crazy car chase scene from an action movie, it actually feels like a fairly accurate depiction of my life right now. Sometimes I feel like I have to stop in the middle of everything to remind myself to breathe.
It’s not that I am some jetsetter with a glamorous life. I’m a regular, every day Jesus girl doing my best to live a life that honors my God.
But this Jesus life is hard ya’ll.
And I fail. A lot.
For example: I got an email from a friend of mine the other day reminding me she was on her way and where would I like to meet for dinner?
I had to check my calendar, because I KNEW it could not be Friday already. But my friend was right, it really was Friday.
Have mercy, Ya’ll – WHO FORGETS IT’S FRIDAY????
I wish I could wrap this up in a nice little bow, but I feel like that would be a false ending.
So, I thought perhaps I would wrap it up with a prayer and some scripture for all of us Jesus people who feel like we’re just managing to keep the car from careening OFF the mountain.
God, we love You. We thank You for these abundant lives You have given us. Help us to honor You Lord. Help us to praise You even when we feel like things are out of control. Encourage us when we feel like we’re failing because we know that YOU never fail. Help us to keep our focus on You. Because You are who matters most. Your grace, Your mercy, Your peace, and Your love….cover us with all of these as we seek You and find You in the midst of it all. If there are things in our lives that are keeping us from seeing You, please help us root them out and restore us as only You can. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Psalm 105:3