Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I sorted and loaded and pressed all the right buttons.

Just 58 minutes later and it would all come out clean.

And just like all of those piles of laundry,  I was wishing for my own life ~ sorted and freshly laundered.

Titled and sorted into piles and waiting for the spin cycle.

I needed a friendship pile. A family pile. A dream pile. A finances pile. A please let me do this over pile. A needs more grace pile. A please Lord help me pile. A mercy pile. A needs God's attention stat pile. A broken heart pile. A mommy do over pile. A wish I could change it pile. And a God I do not understand these things in my life pile.

All of it.

And one by one I've wanted to take my own spiritual spray-n-wash- called, I can fix it myself and I've wanted to load and pour and spritz and spray and push all the right buttons.

And then watch it spin.

58 minutes later.

It would all come out clean. Every, single thing.

Every wrong thing. Every hurt and heartache. Every offense and wound and every unmet need...

All of it.

I'll be the first to admit. I want life on spin.

When things go wrong in life, I want to press all the right buttons, open the door, smell the fragrance and see that I can get my life laundry clean.
So many times I think, If I can just get this load to the spin cycle in life...

It will all be okay.

And then He whispers.

Somewhere in the midst of the sorting of, I kid you not, twenty loads of laundry and the 58 minute wash cycle.

I've already washed it all clean daughter.

These loads you are hanging on to.


This heap of guilt and shame and condemnation.


This sorrow and suffering. This lack in the very pieces of your soul.


This mountain of a heartache the size of Texas.


I've already sorted and sprayed and washed and spun and dried and laundered and paid for....

All of it.

In full.

You are carrying loads that were never meant for you to carry.

Maybe you've forgotten., in all of your worrying with trying to sort it all yourself...

I've got this.

You need not worry or fear.

I am in control.

I will provide.

I will sort.

I will spin.

I will orchestrate things on your behalf.

I will bring things into divine order.

I will command a blessing and joy will come in the morning...

And when you feel the need to sort your life into piles called circumstances and situations and attempt to get it clean all on your own....

Look to me.

Seek me.

Cling to me.

And remember this...

"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."  Luke 12:27

I've got this.

You can empty your baskets, and pick up My promises.

They are stacked in your favor. Every, single one.

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paige said...


KK said...

Thanks, Sibi, for another wonderful post. I needed to hear this today. We are finally moving back to the South and leaving Connecticut behind (hooray!)--all my prayers are being answered yet still I am feeling a little scared and anxious and overwhelmed. Thanks for reminding me He's got this. XO, KK

inge said...

This post feels like it was written for my life at present thank you Sibi

Katie said...

So, so beautiful ... as always. Wonderful to be reminded ...

LLH Designs said...

You nailed it with this post, Sibi! Perfect timing as I am up to my ears in laundry, and even though laundry is one of my least favorite chores, sometimes I like it because I can gain control over it if I try. How sad, but true. And the piles of my life? I'm taking them to Jesus....right there with you. Because my "I can do it myself" bottle isn't working so well! Thanks for the visual! xoxo!

Anne Vancho said...

It was my lucky moment when I saw Sibi's post. It came at a perfect moment for me! What a blessing!
Thank so much!

Love Being A Nonny said...

It's the RINSE cycle I need Sibi. Truly.
Again and again and again.
We are in this together.
One load of laundry at a time.
One day at a time.
Sweet Jesus.

Cha Cha said...

What, you mean A+B does not equal C. You know I struggle with this! How can I? What should? I JUST WANT TO FIX EVERYTHING. Thank you for reminding me that it is not my job to fix because it has already been done, it is my job to trust the process, the journey. I love you sweet friend.

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Thank you so much for this, Sibi. You have a beautiful heart!

Mrs.B said...

Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.

Tiffany said...

Absolutely beautiful, inspiring words. You have spoken to my heart once again. I needed this reminder today, yesterday and I'm sure I'll come back to read it tomorrow. Thank you.

wildsugar said...

i love you sibi.....merry christmas