"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Emerson

Sunday, March 1, 2009

About to Burst

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed."
-2 Corinthians 4:7-9

Have you ever gotten to the point you feel as you are about to burst? Just one more thing and yes, today will become the day you lose it. The cliche "When it rains, it pours" plays on repeat in your mind. I am at that point...one....more....thing....and I will break.

This verse has been my song this week. It is just such a testament to what we can be in times of stress, trouble or crisis. You can feel the crunch coming in on every side, without letting it completely deflate you. You can become bewildered by current circumstances, without allowing them to send you into a tailspin. You can feel the judgement and isolation of others, without feeling all alone. You can feel as though you have hit the ground hard this time, but still know that you can get up.

God is strong. God is faithful. Most of the stuff that causes us so much stress and anxiety does not matter. He can get us through even the worst of it, when our worst case scenario comes true. We just need to focus, to keep our focus, not on these silly things that attempt to distract us from His power, His strength, His faithfulness, and His love, but on Him.

I just feel like I am at a point where I can't handle anymore. And maybe, perhaps, that was the whole point... He wants me to stop handling all of it and let Him take the reins. So, today, yet again, I throw up my hands and say, "God, you do it, because I just can't take another thing!" And I think we are both completely okay with that...

My song of the moment: The Fray You Found Me

Here's to pressure...

Until next time,


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