Today's daily devotion

Juggling Act

We pray…that our God will make you fit for what he’s called you to be, pray that he’ll fill your good ideas and acts of faith with his own energy so that it all amounts to something.—2 THESSALONIANS 1:11 MSG

On a cruise ship, a highly skilled duo performed juggling stunts. Sometimes one rode on the other’s shoulders; at other times, they both sat atop unicycles. When the seas were rough, their show became even more challenging, as the swaying and occasional lunging of the vessel provided shifting ground for their balancing act.

Does that sound at all like the life of a caregiver? Repeated calls in the middle of the night and endless waiting at doctor’s offices, all while trying to maintain a career…juggling business calls on the cell phone while weaving through traffic to pick up the kids…trying to appear “relaxed” so that our care recipients, family, and business and church acquaintances don’t detect the burden we’re carrying. And then there’s that nagging sense of failure as we fear we’re falling short in each area of life.

Know that God will make you “fit for what he’s called you to be,” giving you the energy and ability you need to succeed. Know, too, that what doesn’t get done lies in His hands. He’ll steady you through the ever-shifting circumstances of caregiving. 

Dear God, anchor of my soul, steady me through these unpredictable times. Help me to balance all You want me to do. I trust You with the rest.

Adapted from
Strength & Grace Magazine

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