When the chaos kicks in, choose joy.
When the chaos kicks in, choose to find the wonderful.
When chaos kicks in, choose to be more.
When the chaos kicks in, choose Jesus.
Is it just me, or is this time of year extremely busy for everyone? It is constant, non-stop, no rest working. My days look like going to school, having a meeting for school, doing some homework, running to target for some groceries, going back to do homework, eating dinner, showering, and then going to sleep. Y’all, it’s tough but I know that my “busy” is nothing compared to y’all.
Even though you might be swamped with school, taken over by a to-do list, or stressed out of your mind, take a minute right now, relax your shoulders (we all tense up there), and take a deeeep breath.
I think that sometimes we are too hard on ourselves, going, going, going, and we wear ourselves out, stretch ourselves too thin. It happens way too often that you stress ourself out, you get tired and even more tired, and you seemingly just can’t function anymore due to the stress. Sound familiar? Yeah, me too.
Think about everything that you are grateful for. Think about all that God has blessed you with. You are so incredibly blessed wherever you are, whatever situation you are in. God is so good. Deuteronomy 32:1-4 really hits this one home…
“Listen, you heavens, and I will speak; hear, you earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.”
God is good. Everything he does is so thought out and planned, he simply does no wrong. Even when it feels like you are trapped, you have nowhere to turn, you don’t know what to do, that’s when you run to Jesus to fill up your cup. No matter if you’re in a funk, if you are spiritually dry, if you simply just don’t want to spend time with Jesus, I encourage you to do so. You might be forcing yourself to do this, but the reward is so great, y’all.
He has a faultless plan and he loves you too much to hurt you.
When you the chaos kicks in, please run to Jesus, ask him for rest.
When the chaos kicks in, take a deep breath.
When the chaos kicks in, take a step back and realize how good you’ve got it.
Because man, do you have it good. Your life is so precious and you are so loved, just the way you are. God doesn’t love you for checking off your tasks on your to-do list, he won’t love you anymore or any less for completing an assignment early, that’s not how it works.
Jesus will always and conditionally love you forever because that’s just who he is. We don’t deserve love at all. We sinned and we disobeyed God, but the good news is that God loved us so much that he sent down Jesus to take the penalties of our sins for us. That is reason enough to stop what you are doing and rejoice! Rejoice in the Lord and just tell him thank you.
Philippians 4:4 says “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, Rejoice!”
You know what, your to-do list has NOTHING on Jesus and his promises. Your school work has NOTHING on Jesus and his love for you.
Bigger than that, nothing in this entire world has anything on Jesus. He is an overcomer and he will get you through whatever you are going through.
John 16:33 says, ““I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
“He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” -Luke 24:38-39
Jesus has overcome death, he is greater than our sin, he is greater than our doubt, he is greater than our past, he is greater than our pain. If he can overcome death, don’t you think that it means he can help us get through our hard days and our stressful weeks?
I think so. Actually, better than that, I know that truth.
Right now, tomorrow, next week, next month, every day, I encourage you to take a deep breath, remember Jesus’ promises, be thankful for your blessings and do something fun or as my teacher says, “a funsie.” Do a funsie everyday and just enjoy life. Life’s too short to be stressed out. I love y’all and hope you are having a fabulous Friday!!! Happy weekend!