First Baptist Church of Herndon

681 Elden St., Herndon, VA 20170-4722, Phone 703-437-3620


Linda Soller | Sep 16, 2019

I have learned some valuable things in life the hard way. One lesson is that often times the best thing for you truly is rest. No matter what your brain or ego says the world will not stop spinning without you, but without rest it might be you that stops. A second lesson is you can’t always do everything you want, even when it’s for others. If you push too hard you may just find yourself back at lesson one.  Both lessons involve finding a balance. 


I read of a young pastor who had made it his mission to help those suffering from depression and thoughts of suicide, both things he personally struggled with. He recently committed suicide. Do I think God is angry with him? I think God mourns His child. I think God wishes all the love and support He had provided the young man had kept him from his tragic death. I think God sheds a tear for all he could have done had he lived. I think God wishes he had found balance as he teetered between death and hope.


Faith, like life, requires that each of us finds our balance. We will not always get what we want and must balance that against all we already have, and the unknown we are yet to receive.  We can’t be all things to all people all the time, yet sharing our gifts if only with one can make a huge difference. We must rest to have strength, we must seek if we are to find, and we must forgive ourselves when we fail. 


We are all really like small children exploring, learning to walk, and finding our balance.


Have a great week! :o) Linda