This past year, I have been learning a lot about balancing the books. I am blessed with an amazing husband who has always taken care of the financial aspects of or marriage, including me in on important decisions and making things work and helping me to understand; but when you run your own (confidential) business, you have to do it yourself.
I would say I was doing okay, but it is HARD to get the right balance when you aren't used to it. I have to be very diligent and stay on top of things or I have to go back and try to correct things and remember things. It is really a challenge. I am NOT a numbers or math person.
Then I began thinking about life in general, how it is difficult sometimes to manage and balance the times in life that are very busy or more challenging. How often do we just let things slide and then go back and try to fix them later?
During my reading of Isaiah 40 this morning, I was reminded that God is better at balance than anyone out there. He has made our lives in perfect balance. He made the earth in perfect balance
(12) Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand or marked off the heaves with the span of his hand? Who has gathered the dust of the earth in a measure or weighed the mountains on a balance and the hills on the scales?
When I am frustrated and things in my life aren't adding up, what do I have to remember? I have to remember that God, the CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE created the stars, and if He is keeping them in space, I should trust Him to keep me and protect me.
(26) Look up and see! Who created these? He brings out the stars by number; he calls all of them by name. Because of his great power and strength, not one of them is missing."
I don't want to be like the comic above, trying to cover for my mistakes, I want my life to balance and the only way to do that is to trust in the Lord. I have to do my part, but I need to trust in the Lord and even when I do not feel like I am succeeding, God has a way of working things out in HIS TIME AND HIS BALANCE. So I have to work WITH God and say, Yes, I am here, I am working on keeping the balance as well.
(31) but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not faint."
The challenge for today is to take a moment and be at peace in your situation. We all have "stuff" going on. Every. Single. Person... If we say, God, I give you my stuff. I am going to trust in your timing and your balance, how much more peace will we have today?
If we are doing our part to be diligent and working with our Lord and Savior, then we are able to find more balance.