“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10:41-42)
While doing everyday tasks is important there are times when we need to choose “what is better” and this is being close to God. We may find that today we are worried and upset by many things. These could be the mundane or the more serious - illness, loss, danger. While we might be tempted to turn to “many things” to mask our pain and dull our worries, there is only one real solution - being close to God.
And so today as life happens, as challenges come our way, as uncertainty, worry, despair, and fatigue threaten us, let’s resolve to do as Mary did, to do as God instructed “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
Take a moment to be still. To seek God. For this is the one thing that is needful. The one place where true healing and peace is found.
May God’s peace and wisdom fill you today in your worries and trials.