Most everyone I know feels smashed.
We’re called the sandwich generation. I’d call us the flat tire generation. We have a crisis blowout concerning our kids and before we get it fixed another happens with our parents.
Friends have said, “We’ll get together when things settle down.” Two years in we’re still waiting.
But it can leave you feeling crushed with no ounce of reserve left.
I was refreshed though last night when I read a favorite verse again.
Zechariah writes, “‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
Wow! All my chasing and crashing often accomplishes little more than stress. But when I settle back into trusting that God will accomplish everything I need I find his power again.
No matter what crunch you’re facing right now, just take the time to give it back to God. Settle down into the rest he wants to give you.
Then you’ll discover a peace in your heart and mind that will help you think clearly. You’ll find renewed strength in your body. And you’ll see God’s power enter into your pressure cooker life and release the steam.
Personally, I think I’ll go sailing. I’m going to let God have his shift for a while.
*Zechariah 4:6 (NIV)