In the seasons of life when you're being tossed to and fro, when time seems to be at an all time deficit and you long for breathing space to rest, refresh and find clarity, too often those quiet times with God in prayer and in His Word are pushed aside or not given over to Him with un-hurried attention.
This is where I found myself this week.
Too much going on, big decisions to make, voices from every direction (and many real estate agents among those voices), weariness and deadlines that keep drawing closer.
My prayers felt weary. My time in the Word fell to a few verses each day. My hope was draining away and I wanted to throw it all in.
Then I read one verse which made me sit up and take note.
"But seek first the kingdom of God..."
Ah, what had I forgotten amidst the mental anxieties of the previous month? Seeking Him first.
Why was I struggling for time, for rest, for clarity? Because my mind was set on things of this world and not on things above.
Why could I find no peace? I had yoked myself to fretful thoughts and things I could not control instead of letting Jesus carry my burden and resting in Him.
But God is God, my Father, the lover of my soul, a never ending help in time of trouble - and He put the remedy for this distress before me from His Word.
"But seek first the kingdom of God
and all these things will be added to you."
Message received, heart adjustment made.
Thank you, Lord.