There are times when I have so much weighing on my heart and yet I’m not sure what to do about it. There are things that I worry about when I get a quiet moment to myself; sometimes they’re just worries that we all have, which I mostly try to ignore, and sometimes there are burdens so heavy, and I always feel like it’s my specific job to make everything better. I’m guessing that you have felt this way from time to time too, and if you’re a woman I know you’ve felt this way. It’s what we do. We worry about people we love, and we take on the responsibility of fixing everything, even when we know deep down that it’s not all on us.
In times like this, I try to remember to quiet my mind and just pray…I pray for direction, I pray for wisdom, I pray for guidance. Please just tell me what I should do! I know I should be doing something, but I don’t know how to make this better! Just show me, and I’ll do it.
This morning, in Psalms, I discovered that David felt the same way. It’s always nice to know we’re not in this alone, right? That others often feel helpless just like we do. But the prayer that he writes is beautiful, and I wanted to share it so that maybe next time you and I start buckling from the pressures of saving the world, we’ll stop to remember that Someone already did…it’s not all on us. And if we have faith that God is who He says He is and that God will do what He says He will do, we can pray this prayer knowing that He will show us a way, and maybe give us the right words when the right moment comes.
“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Can I get an amen?!