Escape from Frustration and Chaos


Today I finally took Jesus’ advice, Billy Graham’s advice, and my own.  I took a sick day and went to a massage therapist who worked on my back for 90 minutes and still didn’t get all the kinks out.  I have been collecting all the stress and negativity around me in those muscles for the last month.  Our schedule hasn’t really allowed me much down time to build up my armor, to sit with Jesus and let him fortify my resistance.  And my body and mind reacted.  So I escaped the frustration and chaos, even if for only 12 hours.  I didn’t have any music in the car the hour ride back and forth.  I didn’t call anyone.  I just started talking with God and letting him take all of it.  Even through the massage, I thought of frustrations as she tried to ease the pain out of each knot.  I let go of my expectations of others, I let go of their expectations for me.  And I tried my best to let it all slip into the hands of my Savior.

Have you ever needed to do just this very thing?  Sometimes it really does take escaping everything, if only for one day.  When we don’t have any one or any thing else pressing into our space, we can open so much more to our Creator.  We can see His role and his path so much clearer.  Not our path, not {insert name here}.  God’s.

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One Response to Escape from Frustration and Chaos

  1. Amy May 9, 2018 at 10:12 am #

    Thank you for this, Nicole! The past few months have been so hard and stressful!!!! No wait, the past 5 years since adopting have been just doing what I need to do to survive. From so many directions, every direction feels like chaos and stress! I need to plan a day(or at least a few hours) of down time. Its so hard, with end of school year activities, and summer looming ahead. (I work from home, so I don’t get a break. The phone rings and interrupts whatever I doing-office work, parenting, housework. And summer with kids from hard places is just very hard!!!) But I need down-time for my own sanity. Going to talk to my husband about this tonight.

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