I have a burning desire to be organized. Unfortunately my body doesn’t cooperate and I do well to accomplish the basics (laundry, cooking dinner and maybe a clean bathroom every few weeks). Lately I’ve let this frustration take hold of me all too often. I sinfully allow my desire for order in my home to become an idol and find myself anxiety ridden and frustrated even though I don’t have the energy to accomplish more than I’m doing. Lord, help me to be controlled by your desires and not my own and to find contentment in you.
Today I am taking comfort in the words of this hymn by Frances Havergal – thank you Lord for your perfect peace!
Like a River Glorious
“Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace, over all victorious in its bright increase: perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day, perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.
Hidden in the hollow of his blessed hand, never foe can follow, never traitor stand; not a surge of worry, not a shade of care, not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there.
Every joy or trial falleth from above, traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love; we may trust him fully all for us to do; they who trust him wholly find him wholly true.
Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blessed, finding as he promised, perfect peace and rest.”