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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Juggling Life?

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"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."  Matthew 11:28

I never learned to juggle.  Oh, I tried when I was a kid, the highest number of objects I ever kept circulating simultaneously were two.  I am sure that does not count as juggling.  A teenage friend was well-versed at the art, he juggled apples.  His mom would throw him additional apples one at a time until he had his hands full.  The climax of his act would be to take a bite and continue the whirling display of fruit.  I am still amazed at his prowess.  Juggling life's issues is no less taxing and they surely do not come at well-timed intervals.  Even my dexterous friend would have been swamped if someone had dumped a bushel of apples on his head.

Jesus understands that attempting to navigate life and its pitfalls on our own power is a a recipe for failure.  We are so much more easily defeated by the enemy when we are distracted and exhausted.  What have you been attempting to juggle in your life?  Lay it at the feet of the Savior and allow His rest to cover you in your adversity.  Present all things to Him in prayer and rest in the peace of His promise.

Lord, In Jesus' name I pray for the peace of Christ to cover us as we allow you to construct and lead our lives.  Thank You for Your promise of peace, thank You for Your Son and the salvation that His Blood affords us.  Praise You.  Amen.


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