When the Crazy Kicks In by Francesca Battistelli
“Here I go, tiptoeing into the kitchen, and don’t you know, crash goes the coffee cup. My only chance to sit and listen. Lord, don’t let the kids wake up. A little time with you, the only way to get me through the day. Oh, come meet me in this moment, before it all gets going and all these plates start to spin-and the crazy kicks in.”
Let’s be honest—there are times when the crazy kicks in and we definitely don’t feel unstoppable—in fact we can kind of feel like there is a big red stop sign that just dropped in front of our face. Instead of being able to have quiet time alone with God, things begin falling apart, everybody needs us and our feet are stuck to the floor. Have you been there? What do you do to get your feet unstuck, to get started to do the next right thing? First, take a deep breath—be still and listen—as this song says. Second, pray—ask God for help. He is right there beside you in the midst of the crazy! He will meet you in the moment. Third, remember that God is unstoppable even when you are standing dead still. Seek him! Say a favorite Scripture out loud—or start singing a song—maybe even this one. God’s got this—and he’s got YOU wrapped in his arms of love. Experience his embrace for just a moment, know you are loved. Then step out in faith—even if the crazy is still swirling around you. And don’t give up on that quiet time with God. Start your day tomorrow sitting and talking with God—maybe the crazy won’t kick in quite so fast – it’s not about the number of minutes you spend in the quiet of God’s love—it’s about perseverance and appreciating every moment you get!
Psalm 46:10, 11 “…be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
Questions: When was the last time the crazy kicked in for you? How did you cope and move forward into quietness and then action?
Prayer Power: Lord, thank you for being with us in the quiet, and in the chaos of the crazy things of life. Help us to always seek you. Show us how to make time for quiet time when we can listen to you. Protect us from “the crazy.” Amen.