We all go through storms and glorious moments in our lives. Sometimes those moments are all in the same day. Sometimes we are going through so many different things in our lives ~ perhaps because of the stage of life we are in, that the weight of the burdens seems and feels downright crushing. It is hard, really hard, to hope in those times. It seems that every ounce of energy is used to just get through the day.
It is at those times that we sometimes forget to invite God into the fray with us. It is no wonder that our hearts and souls feel lonely. We get on that hamster exercise wheel and just go-go-go, don’t we? We end up depleted. We must plug in, plug into the source of all energy and love. He renews our strength. He sets our feet on high places. He restores our soul.
So if you are dealing with heartache, overwork, underwork, heartbreaking disappointment, or just plain too much (or too little) to do, plug into God. Feeling overwhelmed? Go ahead and cry out to Him. He will be there. He promised. Reach out to Him. Lately I have been feeling some heartache ~ but today I lifted my mind and heart to Him. I stopped trying to just be good old reliable me, taking care of business. I asked Him to “carry my bags” today. I told Him I need to detach from things a bit. By that I don’t mean to stop caring. Oh no, far from it. Instead, I asked Him to direct my priorities–and send His graces. I feel soothed already. How about that?
“The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of the pain, thanking God during the trials, trusting Him when we’re tempted to lose hope, and loving Him when He seems so distant and far away. At my lowest, God is my hope. At my darkest, God is my light. At my weakest, God is my strength. At my saddest, God is my comforter.”
So even in the figurative rain…..SING!
This is so timely as I am going to take time away from blogging to sort things out. A light bulb went on and I realized I was putting off doing and waiting for others to change their attitudes to make me feel validated as a wife and mother. It isn’t happening so what was I going to do, wait some more? The Lord has spoken to me with questions as to what can you change, what do you want to change and what are you waiting for. I am not sure if this makes sense, but it does in my brain..lol! Thank you!
Oh boy does it make sense! i am going through the same thing in my journey! why is it that their attitudes can impact our hearts so very much! As you sort things through~ and as i do, too~ let’s stay in touch. I have a feeling we could each use the encouragement~kate