Tuesday, May 3, 2022

How Do We Make Sense Of It All?

My mind gets tired of juggling things that need to be done. 

-I have several bus projects that must be done. Most of them, I am not able to do myself.

-Even though we were home a few days ago, we left a long list of things that need to be done and an even longer list of things that we would like to do.

-I have bookwork that is constantly piling up and getting out of hand. Ugh!

-I have sermons to prepare, sermons that need to be repaired and 100+ things that I need to be spending more time attending to in prayer.

-I have Mile Markers that need to be written and prepared for publication. Some of them are only vague ideas around the edges of my mind. They must be fleshed out, thought through, then typed and retyped a few times.

-I also need to work on A Word For Wednesday. I need to think, pray, write, record, edit and publish. All that needs to be done before church tonight and then I need to start all over. Next Wednesday will be here before I know it.

-I need to do so much work at being a better father, a better husband, a better preacher and a better friend. Wow! Lots of work to do and so little to work with!

-I have not even mentioned that my mind is often busy with scheduling, conflict in our society, world situations, the downward slide of morality and millions of lost men and women I would love to reach for and preach to.

I suppose that I am just like you. Many of us are juggling way too much in our minds and most of you are tired from the struggle. How do we cope with this? How do we make sense of it all?

This is what works for me and helps me with the struggle in my mind. I push all this heavy mental load aside for a moment and focus instead on all of the wonderful things in my life that I have to be thankful for.

I have so many things to thank God for.

-I have been gloriously saved by the grace of God. My sins that were many are now gone. He has washed me and cleansed me from all sin! I am on my way to Heaven for eternity although I deserve hell! Hallelujah! I am thankful for salvation.
-Being part of the family of God has introduced me to many thousands of His children and I am blessed in immeasurable ways by knowing His family.
-God has opened doors for us to work in the ministry and He has given us favor among His people. That is a gift of amazing proportions. I can hardly fathom the depth of this gift.
-I have a lovely wife that is talented, hard working and Godly. She loves me and has followed me all over the world in ministry. She is beautiful, generous and kind and is also a terrific mother to our daughter.
-We have a daughter that has a heart for God and ministry. She loves and gives and is so kind and thoughtful. She loves her parents to a fault and we are blessed to have her.
-We are blessed with material blessings in ways that are difficult for us to even understand. Even when times are lean, God provides for us every step along the way.
-We are blessed with family. Both of my parents and both of KJo's parents are still living and play a big part in our lives.
-All of our siblings are alive.
-We have a great home church and a wonderful Pastor and churches and Pastors all over the USA that are a huge influence on us.

Obviously, I could go on and on detailing the many blessings that we have to be thankful for. Can you take a moment to count your blessings? Go ahead, name them one by one. I suspect that your problems may mount to the sky, but I also suspect that your blessings are even greater!

How do we make sense of all the problems? We put our problems in perspective by praise. We have many reasons to praise God!

I hope that is helpful. Thank you for stopping by.


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