Lord, I'm so tired today- feeling like there's no way I can possibly be all the things I need to be, to all the people who need me; feeling like a mental, emotional, or physical breakdown is soon-coming and it's a toss-up as to which happens first.
Then the guilt comes. How can I complain about being tired when there are people battling cancer today? How can I complain about having so much to do when there are people longing for children to keep them busy and hoping for jobs to help pay their bills? Then I hear You whisper "It's okay."
There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Thank you, Father.
But, I don't want the world to see my rotten attitude and my down-trodden expression. I represent You! What if they see the way I struggle today and get the wrong idea about Your Goodness?
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Thank you, Lord, for knowing what I need.
And now that You've given me Grace in exchange for my guilt, and Strength in exchange for me weakness, now, and only now, can I focus on serving those around me, and on being Your hands and feet.
Lord, help me fulfill the commission. Let me not get in the way. Help me live Philippians 4:13, because it's True! I CAN do all things through Christ who gives me strength. And now that this truth has been proven in me, let me share it with someone who hasn't quite caught on yet.
Let me be redemption, and not judgement.
Let me be truth, and not confusion.
Let me be hope, and not disillusionment.
Let me be a help, and not a hindrance.
Let me build up, and not tear down.
No. Matter. How. Tired. I. Am.
Your Grace is sufficient.
In my weakness Your strength is demonstrated.
Let me slip off the yoke of the world and follow Your lead.
You are El Shaddai, and I am Yours.
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
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