By Faith Magbanua, July 13, 2018 02:07 AM


The busy streets and constant rushing everyday can either make us or break us. 

At some point, there is such a word like "slow down" and "relax", but those words are not that applicable especially today.

If you are overworked and underpaid, you might want to sit back and relax for a bit. Just ponder on things that you wanted to do before but have forgotten because of how busy you are.

Some people, though others are busy with their careers, are busy taking care of others, but the human heart and brain can only take so much.

We will eventually encounter some kind of slump in our life where we just want to lie down and sleep-forever. But that is not the case.

You see, in Psalm 131:1-3, the Bible says:

(v1) Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

(v2) Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

(v3) Let Israel hope in the Lord from henceforth and for ever.

No matter how sad we are or how hectic our schedules are, Jesus is always there to give us peace.  In this world where everyone is rushing, God's love is calming and relaxing.

Just the thought of it gives me that warm and fuzzy feeling, like holding a warm cup of coco in a Christmas morning.

That is how God affects us.  We may describe it differently, but the only thought is that, Jesus is like a parent who with just a word, can calm the nerves of His children.

Have you experienced a disappointment, defeat, or failure that prompted thoughtful, reflective prayer? What do you do when you are humbled by life's circumstances? When you fail a test or lose a job or experience the end of a relationship?

This verse, though written by David, truly gives us a glimpse of what he is feeling at the moment. David poured out his heart to the Lord and in the process did a bit of honest soul-searching and inventory.

In this life, not everything will go our way. There will be circumstances where we will fail, feel disheartened and lonely, but always remember that Jesus will never leave us nor forsake us.

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