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Too Much Adulting
Tuesday, June 11, 2024 by Sarah Schwerin

Being an adult is hard. Just planning a meal every night and cleaning up afterward can be overwhelming. Then add in a job, laundry, and yard work. Not to mention marriage and children. Sometimes, everyday life makes me want to crawl back into my blanket fort with a package of Oreos.

There’s only a couple more weeks left until I have both my children safely through high school. I thought by this time life would slow down and get easier. And it has, kind of. But it’s also gotten harder. No one ever told me about the worry when your kids learn to drive. Or the evenings you wait for the college student to call. Raising young adults and being an adult is hard.

Thankfully, I don’t have to be an adult. God calls me to be a sheep. My shepherd tells me to stop worrying and just follow him. After all, that’s what sheep do. Follow their master. Dishes and laundry will keep. No job is as important as following my shepherd.

When I can’t sleep, I tend to count worries instead of sheep. My shepherd tells me to rest. He is all I need.

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake,” Psalm 23:1-3, ESV.

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Barbara Latta From Georgia At 6/12/2024 7:58:02 PM

Resting in Christ is all we need. Sometimes that is difficult because we tend to take burdens on ourselves. We have to labor to rest as Hebrews tells us.

Reply by: Sarah Schwerin

You are so right. Thanks for reading.

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