The morning and afternoon school run can often be frantic – I know from personal experience as a father of five! So many things before and after school to fit in. Things to find…organise…carry…remember. And that’s just for the kids – then you have your own responsibilities too! This month we are encouraging our students to consider the things they are responsible for. It is a work in progress, but it is a deliberate action we value as it helps them grow in their abilities and discover their capabilities.
But there may be some significant things YOU are carrying at the moment which requires more than just physical and mental effort. You may be weighed down with worry…drained from disappointment…or held by a sense of hopelessness. Perhaps you hide it well from others, but it’s tearing you up on the inside. And maybe in this moment, you feel the responsibility is all YOURS to carry.
As a Christian I have discovered the comfort and strength that comes through prayer. There is something beyond ourselves – but within our reach – that occurs when we acknowledge our circumstance. God assures us that as we lift our thoughts, feelings, and situations through prayer, then His peace and purpose is invited into our moments and movements. That is God’s promise and ‘responsibility’.
There is also a comfort and strength that can come knowing others are supportive and prayerful in the challenges you face. Without any judgment, this is an invitation for you to take one simple yet significant step in the process of lightening the load you carry. Tell God about your situation. God knows the details already. But God patiently awaits you to include Him in on your thoughts and feelings. If this step seems too daunting, I am always available to pray for you and your situation. Let me reassure you that all prayer requests will be held in confidence. While there are other staff who pray, your requests will remain confidential unless you indicate otherwise.
Feel free to email me email@example.com with as much, or as little, detail as you are comfortable with. Alternatively, you may prefer to make a time to meet. I look forward to supporting you in prayer, helping to carry some of the load you are bearing.
With my prayers,