Sometimes, my home feels like complete and utter chaos — to the point where I feel like the only option is to escape.
I know that many would say that that is “normal” in a home with two high-energy young boys, but sometimes the overstimulation gets the best of me. It makes me into someone I don’t want to be. I feel overwhelmed, and I feel this constant ache for some version of rest. I succumb to filling it with scrolling time, Netflix binges, or fiction book reads. But none of it helps.
I imagine God watching my life and asking, “How many times do you need the reminder that you need rest for your soul, Lindsey?” I fight against it, often seeking solace in so many other things before going to God’s Word. I’m immediately reminded that we need His Word more than we need quiet in our homes, more than we need a mental break, more than we need “me time,” and more than we need everything in our lives to fit together like a perfect puzzle piece.
I’m grateful for His gentle reminders to find my rest in Him.
This verse in the Psalms resonated with me this morning:
“I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me. A perverse heart shall be far from me.” Psalms 101:2-4
How often do we set our eyes on things that are worthless? Are we leading our family in prioritizing these things? The things that draw us away from the goodness of God, like endless scrolling, that get us caught up in comparison, envy, laziness, sin, and temptation? I want to walk with integrity in my home. I want to lead in love, grace, holiness, and joy.
In case you need the gentle reminder today, this world will never fill your heart — all of it comes to an end. But God and His love are infinite; only He will satisfy.