“Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.
From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” –Psalm 61:1-2 (See the whole Psalm; it’s beautiful!)
This season is a joyful one, but it can also be overwhelming. School finals. Christmas shopping. Decorating. Seeing family. Trying to organize everything. Work. More school.
In the chaos, sometimes we forget that God is here. He doesn’t just want to be a part of our happy moments; he’s with us in the overwhelming ones, too. So today, let’s realize that wherever we are, standing in line at a department store, taking that final exam, talking to someone…God is there and he is hearing our words and our hearts.
And he is higher. Higher than whatever we’re facing. He sees all and knows all and has the best perspective.
He’s also crazy about us, crazy enough to send his only Son down to earth so that we could have eternal life with him.
That’s what we’re actually celebrating, right?
So today, and this season, let’s not get so caught up in the Christmas lights and wrapping paper that we lose sight of the one true Light who gave his life for our eternity with him.
And when we do feel overwhelmed in those stressful moments, let’s turn to Jesus, acknowledging his presence and sovereignty, and see what he has to say to us in those times.