"I am not able to carry all this people alone; the burden is too heavy for me. If you will treat me like this, kill me at once, if I find favor in your sight, that I may not see my wretchedness."—Numbers 11:14-15
Have you ever felt like this?
Well, I have—just recently.
During this season of being trapped in our own homes, the world can feel like it is closing in on us. And as it does, the pressures mount. Moses, as a leader, was feeling a similar weight as he fielded all the demands of God's people. Yet he is still aware enough to take his concerns and heated emotion to God. Justified or not, this was a moment of emotional vulnerability for Moses. And his emotional awareness is still high enough that he knows he needs to bring his irritations to God before they result in choices he will regret.
Today as you feel the demands of your world, take them immediately to the Lord. Don't wait until it's too much. God is strong enough to bear them. Wise enough to navigate them. And compassionate enough to listen even when we don't say it the right way.
DO THIS: Tell God one concern you have today.
PRAY THIS: God, as the pressures of the world encompass me provide me relief in your arms. I have this <insert your concern here> today.