I can get really busy. And when I have a lot of responsibilities hanging over me, and there are more to-do’s than can get to-done in a day… well, I can get stressed out and have a hard time relaxing.
This passage has really helped me in these moments of “crazy-busyness”!
As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust.
Psalm 103:13–14 (NIV84)
I laugh when I read that God remembers how we are formed… oh yeah, He was the one who made us all! And He formed us out of dirt!
...the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.
...Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
Genesis 2:7, 22 (NIV84)
So, we were made from the dust of the ground. When I read that, I realized that no one would expect dust to be in charge of everything. The world does not ultimately depend on me! And those of us made from dust are pretty weak and fragile. Our Maker knows that we need rest.
I don’t know about you, but I can get an inflated sense of my importance and responsibility. This passage always seems to help me do a reality check.
God: Creator, All-Powerful = in Charge.
Jeri: Created Being, Glorified Dust = Humble Servant of the God who is in Charge
And God has compassion on me the way a good father would have compassion on his kids:
So, tonight, let's leave the big stuff in His capable hands and sleep well, my dusty friends.
What helps you keep things in perspective when you get busy?
Jeri writes about her spiritual journey as she lives out her everyday life.