I have a poem for you! First, let’s take a look at what yesterday brought. I woke up at around 4AM and couldn’t get back to sleep. Very grey thoughts churned around in my head until the alarm went off at 7AM. By then I was in tears. Early in the afternoon Andrew and I had to pop out for a few groceries and cat crunchies. I was still feeling very grey and some anxiety joined the party. I asked Andrew to make me a bed in front of the t.v. I thought maybe watching a movie might calm my storm. Nope, that made me feel worse. I could not concentrate on a movie. I was feeling so bleak.
Talking? Maybe talking will help? Andrew was feeling hopeless and grey, as well, so conversation was rough. Finally, I asked him to pray with me. It was short. I wasn’t amused. I thought more words must be needed, so I gave him a hard time.
Apparently, I was wrong. Short words can make short work of dark skies. Not only did our conversation improve, but both of our moods improved also and the overcast sky out our window even turned blue. By the end of the day my tears had dried and my anxiety ceased. I even smiled as I read a few blog posts and left comments, ending the evening with laughter. God does act where two or three are gathered in Jesus name.
Lord, I can’t do this on my own
I am worn within
I’m too weary
And nothing is coming easy
If I didn’t know better
I would say that I’m beat
But You’ve never left me stranded
You will rescue me.
June 3, 2020
“You have given me many troubles and bad times. But you will give me life again. When I am almost dead you will keep me alive. You will make me greater than ever. And You will comfort me again.”Psalm 71:20-21
“And shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth – As if he had been sunk in the waters, or in the mire. See Psalm 130:1. The word here used means commonly “wave, billow, surge;” then, a mass of waters, “a flood,” the deep; then, a gulf, an abyss. The idea here is, that, instead of being on the mountain top, in a place of security, he had sunk down to the lowest point; he had, as it were, sunk “into” the very earth. Yet from that low estate he felt assured that God would raise him up, and place him in a condition of happiness and safety. This is one of the many instances which we have in the Psalms, where the psalmist in great trouble expresses the most entire confidence that God would interpose in his behalf.”Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
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