Not much at all! I go back and forth between worry or frenzy of trying to catch up, to the other extreme of just completely giving up and saying “whatever”, laying on the couch and watching another 6 episodes of “Friends” or “Gilmore Girls” for the 100th time. And there might be ice cream involved there too. 😉 Has anyone tried the Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Butter Fudge? Sublime….
I slowly lift my eyes up, then pray or open His Word- maybe even let a trusted person into my crazy zone to pray for me and before I know it, the world has stilled. My mind begins to race a little less.
As you read the psalm or some other passage of your choosing, I pray that the Lord draws near to you, speaks tenderly to you in whatever your wilderness is right now, and I thank Him for making His Word a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. Know how great and steadfast His love for you is TODAY and always!
it is fitting for the upright to praise him.Praise the Lord with the harp;
make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully, and shout for joy.
For the word of the Lord is right and true;
he is faithful in all he does.
The Lord loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of his unfailing love.
their starry host by the breath of his mouth. He gathers the waters of the sea into jars[a];
he puts the deep into storehouses.Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the people of the world revere him.For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm. The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down
and sees all mankind;
from his dwelling place he watches
all who live on earth—he who forms the hearts of all,
who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
It’s a terrible thing to feel shame. I remember from a very early age having a sense of self-consciousness, shame, and being very easily embarrassed. Even when I was only 4 or 5 I clearly remember times when I failed to live up to someone’s expectations or rules.