Things are piling up.  A deadline at work is fast approaching.  I brought work home.  Then there are the laundry and vacuuming that have been neglected for a week. Add to that the carry-on that I haven’t yet unpacked from last weekend’s get-away plus a couple of projects I’ve worked on sporadically, and you’ve got a messy house.  Oh!  Did I mention I’m supposed to post on this blog every two or three weeks?  

Stress.  Mess.  I confess…this is me!

The reason I haven’t sat down to write in a while, is that things were pretty much at the same hectic pace last month, too. It’s an old problem.  Moses sent up this prayer to heaven, 

“Teach us to number our days; help us to spend them as we should.” 

Yes, Moses the great leader and administrator felt the pinch, too, as he prayed, “Teach us to number our days and recognize how few they are; help us to spend them as we should.” *

Magazine articles will teach us to color code, create routines, handle each paper only once. But the problem of too much to do in too little time persists.  Maybe that’s why these words that God directs to his people have meant so much to me recently:

"I made you, and I will not forget to help you."

“Pay attention, Israel, for you are my servant; I made you, and I will not forget to help you.  I’ve blotted out your sins; they are gone like morning mist at noon!  Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free!”**

I may never be free of items on my to-do list; but God has got my back and will help me.  Now back to the laundry.


*Psalm 90:12 The Living Bible - Psalm 90 is attributed as “a prayer of Moses”

** Isaiah 44:21-22 The Living Bible (italics mine)