”In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in ‘muchness’ and ‘manyness,’ he will rest satisfied. Psychiatrist C.G. Jung once remarked, ‘Hurry in not of the Devil; it is the Devil.'” —Robert Foster, Celebration of Discipline p.13
I can certainly identify with both Foster’s and Jung’s assessment of hurry. In many ways, hurry is a polar opposite to rest. When the busy-ness of life keeps us from simply trusting God we are more than just distracted, we are disenfranchised.
Think of one or two areas of your life where stress has stolen the peace and rest of God. What one thing can you do today to begin to restore a child-like trust in God?
Blessings on your day!