I’ve been feeling a little overwhelmed this week with stuff. As a result, I haven’t had the energy or time to follow through on posts I’ve been wanting and promising to write [sorry!]. Yesterday, I came home feeling stressed. It’s a strange feeling because my threshold for stress is very high. I rarely get rattled. It’s good to have this sense of stability but if I’m not careful, it leads to my biggest personal struggle: my pride and self-reliance. Confidence is good; self-reliance or rather, unreliance on God is my path to isolation and exhaustion.
Yesterday, I was especially feeling overwhelmed with stuff: trying to care for people stuff; church stuff; interviewing people stuff; QCafe stuff; need to feed three kids stuff; need to sell the home stuff; humanitarian organization stuff; wanting to fly to Myanmar stuff [if they were issuing visas!]; getting ready to head to Asia for our sabbatical stuff; getting ready to host several guests at our home stuff, getting ready for important meetings stuff; and other stuff.
Lots of stuff.
My wife, Minhee, sat me down last night, held my hands and just prayed. It was so good for the soul. We prayed for many things but if there was a phrase that kept echoing in my heart, it was:
“Lord, guide us…”
That’s exactly what I needed to hear and pray.
Question for YOU:
If you could summarize your prayers to a short phrase, what would it be?
I know there’s many who read the blog but don’t comment. It would be great to hear from everyone [and encouraging to one another] to share how you are seeking and praying.