transitive verb balanced to weigh in or as in a balance
1. to bring into or keep in a state of equilibrium or equipoise; keep steady
Lately I've been feeling a little off-balanced. A little un-steady. It kind of sneaks up on me when I'm not paying attention and get busy doing 'things' that are all good, just too much at one time. I really admire those women who 'multi-task', who say they get more done the more busier they are. God bless them. But not me. I get overwhelmed and paralyzed.
I am so thankful for the friends that God's put in my life that help me get my equilibrium back. Some of these friends didn't even know I was struggling. Like my good friend Sue, from Eureka...she sent me this card with funny article she thought I'd like. It came on the day I was feeling my worst. God used her without her even knowing it!
And on that worst day, Laura talked me "off the ledge" through text messages. And Cheryl's simple words, "got you covered, friend" in my facebook meant she was praying for me. All of that makes such a difference!
I was looking at the boys on the teeter-totter (well, that's what we called it when I was little)--and noticed they could only be balanced with each other. If one got off, well, there you were stuck on the ground. Husbands, friends, community help keep one balanced. Thank you to my blogfriends, especially, who bring balance to my life through your words of encouragement and thoughtful comments. I am so touched that you take the time to stop by and say hi.
Psalm 119:1You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. That's right—you don't go off on your own; you walk straight along the road he set. You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set; Then I'd never have any regrets in comparing my life with your counsel. I thank you for speaking straight from your heart; I learn the pattern of your righteous ways. I'm going to do what you tell me to do; don't ever walk off and leave me.
~ The Message ~