I lived a hurried, scurried life for so many years. I felt I had to DO in order to be. It wasn’t until someone gracefully pointed out that it wasn’t necessary to always be kept busy. It was good to have margins. Margins are useful on pages of paper, making it clearer to read the content. Margins in life are useful in making priorities stand out and allowing our bodies to rest, as God calls us to.
Of course, we can be in seasons where we absolutely need to hurry and scurry at times. Living with toddlers, it seems as though a good set of wheels would be helpful in keeping up with them. Then as kids get older, they are in events, make friendships, there are family milestones to celebrate. Aging parents may need care in taking them to doctor appointments and managing their medications. Life can get scurried in a hurry!
There is peace and refuge in being still, in Him. We find recharging, reprieve and a renewed mind. All this hurry and scurry can really be so overrated if we aren’t doing what the Lord desires for us, or think that we need to do for Him. Be still, my friend. Know that God is handling every single one of your problems today.
“He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord Almighty is with us the God of Jacob is our fortress.” Psalm 46:10-11