I woke up with a to do list in my head that’s longer than the day. So much of it seems possible to do physically but would burn me out for Thanksgiving. This wouldn’t be the first year that my health would suffer over the holidays because of exhaustion if I’m not careful about how I live. So, I’m asking for wisdom and strength to live in a way that is not anxious.
I’m grateful that I can see the storm coming and am trying to prepare for it the best I can. That’s what we did when Superstorm Sandy was coming, right? It’s times like these where faith in the deep love and care of God is put to the test. If I worry, I’m not trusting Him.
So, I lift my eyes from my circumstances and look to God my strength. I ask that He would remind me of His Presence and readiness to help and carry my burden. He has already addressed my biggest problem of separation from Him and need for forgiveness on the cross. There’s always more to thank and praise Him for so, I’m determined to make that my primary focus as I work through all of the items on my list. I cannot delegate giving my thanks and praise to someone else. This is my duty.
Philippians 4:6-7 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.