The month of May has been.. how can I describe it? A whirlwind? No. More like a hurricane. Many of us wake up every morning and have an agenda for the series of events for the day. Mine had been a little more busy than the ordinary. I gaze at the past month wondering how I survived the storm. What’s my secret?
In me dwells no good thing. Nothing I can produce in my own effort, will ever amount to anything worth calling “good”. With that resolved in my heart, how then was I to tackle the busyness of work, home, church? The honesty I found in the Word, brought me deeper in my understanding of “God won’t give you more than you can handle” that I remind myself quite often.
In the hustle and bustle of getting ready one morning. I ran around the house lopsided, brushing my teeth listening to the clock shout tick, tock, tick tock! Can you relate? For a moment, I hit the PAUSE button. I placed my hustled and bustled self before the throne of God to ask Him for wisdom and understanding to go through the day, and how to minister to those around me. Amen. Now my heart settled, I slowed down the pace and read the Truth that set me free from the busyness- His God breathed WORD.
“Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth; While as yet He had not made the earth or the fields, or the primeval dust of the world. When He prepared the heavens, I was there, When He drew a circle on the face of the deep, When He established the clouds above, when he strengthened the fountains of the deep, when He assigned to the sea its limit so that the waters wouldn’t transgress His command, when He marked out the foundations or the earth, then I was beside Him, ads a master craftsman.” Proverbs 8:25-30a
It struck me. The thoughts began to flood my mind: the ocean, in all its depth & vastness- my GOD assigned to it a limit. HE gave it a capacity. Only He knows the limit, but it’s not more than He can manage. Like the ocean, He assigned to me a capacity, and in His love He won’t exceed that limit. There are times where He challenges those limits, only to grow you and I to be stronger, and to entrust us with more for His kingdom.
Today you may feel like me, ‘Lord I’m on the brink of breaking, something’s going to give’… be reminded of the ocean. He assigned to it the very last drop that won’t weigh it down more than it can bear. How much more us? His precious children? Even now as you read this, push the PAUSE button, and ask the Lord to flood your heart with His love, peace and presence to cast out all your fears, temptations, struggles… SET your mind on Him today.
Would you like to enjoy sometime in the ocean? Join us! We’re headed to St. Augustine to enjoy this beautiful creation of the Lord!