It’s not my fault. Andrew made me do it. (No, he didn’t make me go insane.) He said that I need to get back to blogging. And not because he wants me out of his hair. He says that he would prefer to keep me all to himself but I need to write. As he phrased it, when I don’t let it flow, it flows out my eyes. I feel like I’m going insane.
Tuesday I was down, but I had a good heart to heart with God. He led me to some music that spoke to me, and my spirit was lifted. (I’ll share more about this on Sunday.)
I woke up on Wednesday feeling great. I was happy. I was having a good energy day so I got on top of some things to prepare for my parents coming for my dad’s birthday lunch today.
Then yesterday I crashed. I woke up feeling depressed, prayed, listened to music, spent most of the day in bed and ended up in tears. I tried to sleep it off, but as I began falling asleep I started to have a dream about getting my finger caught in a three ring binder, twitched and woke up. If birds aren’t biting me binders are biting me. What is up with this!?
Finally I decided to call Andrew to come talk to me. After talking for a bit that’s when he informed me that I need to get back to blogging. We went back and forth about it, then I realized that I was getting happy at the thought of blogging. Maybe I do need to blog. It seems that the Lord just wanted me to come talk to Him. I did, and I will continue to have these heart to hearts with Him.
Earlier yesterday I wrote the poem that I’ll share below. God answered this prayer quite quickly. (Thank you, Lord) Then when I finally got myself out of bed Andrew was listening to the playlist that I recently put together for us. One of the songs that he quite enjoyed right off the bat was Matthew Parker’s “Every Other Day.” It’s a funny little song—a happy bouncy one with a very relatable message. I personally think it’s pretty brilliant. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who feels like they’re going insane. Matthew Parker will recieve a more official post soon, but here are those lyrics that ring so true:
“And everybody says I’m doing fine, but they can’t see the inside of my mind. It’s like somebody turned out the lights, and I don’t know what’s going on. It seems like every other day I’m feeling like I’m going insane.”Matthew Parker – Every other Day
Renew My Strength
I don’t want to write a poem that’s sad
The world has enough tragedy
I need you, Lord, to comfort me
When my strength is gone
And this war has me beat.
I don’t want to fight when I know I should rest
Lord, help me to know how much I am blessed
When I can’t find the words and my prayers have worn thin
Please fill me with hope once again.
For I’ve been fighting too hard
And this still doesn’t work
I’m worn from the battle
And it’s starting to hurt
I know that You’re good
But I’m feeling weak
Father, teach me to praise
When I don’t want to speak.
I don’t want to fall when I know I can fly
The world has enough calamity
I need you, Lord, to strengthen me
When I lose my focus
Please help me see.
I don’t want to write a hopelessness refrain
Lord, help me to know that there’s power in Your name
When I can’t find my way be the light to my path
Jesus, fill in the blanks
When I can’t do the math.
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”Isaiah 40:29-31(NIV)
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