“God, listen! Listen to my prayer, listen to the pain in my cries. Don’t turn your back on me just when I need you so desperately. Pay attention! This is a cry for help! And hurry – this can’t wait!” Psalm 102.1,2
Life is good and then again, life is overwhelming! God hears and responds, at least I see him at times. At times, life is overwhelming, and then there are those days, weeks, or months when you drown with every breath! I do not believe I have it worse than anyone else does, in many ways I do not have the time or energy to do the comparison. I am sure many people face larger, more overwhelming, and directly life-threatening problem, which make my life seem pale. I know all this but it does not change my situation. I cannot continue as is!
There are too many demands on my life. There are too many good things I need and want to do. There are too many deliverables I cannot change or control with my work. I am in so far over my head I am not sure if there is time to come up for air.
In the past twenty-four hours, I knocked off a big chunk of the home stuff. There is still much still left for me to do but it can easily wait. Now I am on to extremely tight work deadlines, the uncertainty of how to address and answer the management challenges with change, and supporting my business partners in a dysfunctional organization.
God must listen! God has to take on the challenge! God needs to be present in tangible ways! Not in two or three days times, now! I am not sure how today is going to end up, much less tomorrow. Is He really going to be there? Can I count on relief heading my way?
Logic says no; there is no way. I drown in failure regardless of my awareness. I cannot do it on my own, no matter how it may appear.
Faith says yes. Yes God!