Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Calming the storm

Do you ever have those days/weeks when it seems like everything is just off kilter? I mean it was not necessarily a bad week, but one where it was just off. Well I just had one of those. I mean it was crazy, and yes I do realize it is Tuesday, but yesterday threatened to extend my off kilter week into this week. Well...I just wasn't going to let that happen, and as I sit here writing this I am making a stand for today too! So anyway, yesterday I just felt like I had so much to do, with not enough time to do it in, and for me that usually translates into a really stressful, overwhelming day. But let me tell you what stopped the madness for me. It was about mid-day and I could feel myself getting worked up with the kids and with my job, and the errands I had to run, and I am not exactly sure what happened but I began to recognize that this must be the devil because this nagging feeling in the pit of my stomach-nothing good can come of it. So while I was driving I asked the Lord for peace. I asked him to calm the storm I was in and to stop all the chaos around me.
Now, let me tell you, I still had a lot of things to do, but I definitely and almost instantly felt better about what I had to do. I mentally went over my "to do" list and went line by line, and I realized that if I did not get to everything today that it was going to be ok, half of that stuff I could have done tomorrow (today). It was after that, that my day was cool. Not only did I get all of my line items done, but the kids and I had time to go to the park. They played while I read a book. How awesome is that! God is so good, and I am just so thankful that I remembered to pray in the midst of my storm.

*Note to self: prayer does work, if I would just remeber to use it....