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Friday, December 2, 2011

Five Minute Friday - Tired

Today after reading  Lisa Jo's (The Gypsy Mama) post for Five Minute Friday, I couldn't help but agree with her opening paragraph. To quote her, this week "... just hiked up its skirt and belted outta there...". Since I also agree with her sentiment about not finding five minutes to write and being thankful for it being Five Minute Friday, I decided to participate this week. Its a topic that seems to be everyone's experience this time of year. Be sure to click on the link provided to check out  the rest of her very inspiring post and those of others.

Today's prompt is the word TIRED

Tired... so tired of the endless round of chores that never seem to get done. The more I do, the more there is to do. I feel that I don't have the strength for this job sometimes.

I'm so tired of this feeling of not being good enough. I look around and everyone else has their act together.. why not me? Why can't I be organised and efficient and look beautiful and put together?

I'm tired of the relentless beck and call of duty and ALWAYS putting the other first...so very tired of being overwhelmed, fatigued and a busyness that almost seems fruitless.

Yet, Lord your Word tells me that my strength is in you. Phil 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".

Your Word tells me that I am WORTHY, that you love me... just the way I am.  John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life".

Your Word tells me that I shall overcome and I can give to others because you live in me. 1 John 4:4 "Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world".

And Your Word tells me that you are with me always.. through every heartache, every trial, through my tiredness and discouragement, through loneliness and days when I feel abandoned. I am not abandoned by You. Isaiah 40:15 "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast, have no compassion for the child she has borne? Even if these were to forget, I shall not forget you".


Ok so I cheated a little... but I had to include the video above, because this beautiful song I've sung in church since a child,  sums up so well the very reason for this season.. God's awesome love for us. Let's not get so busy, tired and overwhelmed that we forget why He came in the first place.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend and may God's grace be with you as we all prepare our hearts for His coming.


ells said...

I love how you lament(different than complaint)...because you heart turns and turns mine as well...back to truth...to the One where are find rest for our weary souls...
Blessings to you...

Anonymous said...

I agree with ells ... this is a heartfelt lament, while mine may have been complaint :|
But at the end of the five minutes it's about knowing that in God's eyes we are more than enough and to strive for more than who He has made us is not necessary!
What a beautiful lament ... Many Blessings!

Kristin Bridgman said...

I was just thinking what the others said. This is not complaining, but lamenting. And you turn to scriptures for comfort, just what we are suppose to do.
I pray for you and your family. So thankful for the God who never forgets us and hears our every thought.
Love to you!

Lisa Maria said...

Thank you ells and Andrea.. I would have thought of it as complaining myself ;-) Thank you both for the encouragement. Andrea, I love how you summed that up!

Kristin! You've been on my mind lately. I'm guessing you are pretty busy with your blanket ministry etc at this time. I'm praying for its success and for you to have a peaceful, holy and happy season.

Love to you too my friend. Have a wonderful weekend!