I don't know if I'm up to the pressure

Lord, why does everything have to happen at once?

I don’t mean to whine, but I don’t know if I’m up to everything you are throwing at me right now. I know you say you will never load on us more than we can handle, but I’m not this good. I’m not this big. I’m not this strong. Many people depend on me, and some days I feel that I can barely take care of myself.

 I guess you have a reason for everything you send and allow in my life, but—can I be honest?—I don’t see it right now. Lord, when I am on empty, you have to fill me with yourself. Do it!

 Give me some restful sleep tonight. I am going to surrender everything, I mean everything, into your capable and loving hands. I have no more to give today. I look forward to tomorrow, for you already live there. You already have solutions worked out to all my problems. Could you share one of them with me tomorrow? Your mercies are new every morning—let’s start over. I can’t wait to see what you will bring me tomorrow. “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul” (Psalm 143:8). 

Pastor Mark Jeske has been bringing the Word of God to viewers of Time of Grace since the program began airing in late 2001. A Milwaukee native, Pastor Jeske has served as the senior pastor at St. Marcus, a multicultural congregation on Milwaukee’s near north side since 1980. In addition, he is the author of six books and dozens of devotional booklets on various topics.


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