…I’m Desperate

Do you ever find yourself feeling a bit “desperate”? There are errands to run, appointments to keep, work and maybe more work, commitments, parties, cleaning the house, trying to keep in touch with kids and grandchildren and that is just to mention a few. Do you also ever feel like you are desperately trying to catch your breath? When we have so much to juggle, finding time to connect with God, family and friends is difficult. It seems that rest and peace simply evade me during some seasons of my life! Do you have days you would really like a nap?? I certainly do!! I have found that when I get distressed by the feeling of being “overwhelmed” or facing endless commitments (such as writing a blog) I can only find peace and hope for my situation in God’s Word. It is certainly true that my ways are not His ways, and His yoke is easy and His burden light! God does not want us to live a frazzled life.

Only through Jesus can we ultimately find and experience peace, joy, and a saner lifestyle. There is more to living for Jesus than getting everything crossed off your “to do” list. I am such a daily “to do” list keeper that the days when I don’t get everything checked off I feel totally desperate because these things will have to be added to tomorrow’s list. Help me Jesus!! I then realize God is not looking for task managers and just workers but those to have a passion to pursue Him. Oh no!! If I miss my time with the Lord then I am really desperate. Although we may know all the right answers, they don’t always seem right. God’s ways don’t always make sense, but He is trustworthy. I have found that the only way to experience unexpected peace in the midst of an overly committed life is to trust Him, He is trustworthy. Come close to Him. Experience unexpected peace despite your schedule and enjoy the ride!

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Barbara Bonacorsi, Senior Pastor

Barbara serves in tandem with John in casting vision. In addition to speaking and singing periodically on Sunday mornings, Barbara is also in charge of coordinating the Alpha Course as well as the women’s ministry, Bright. (Read More)