Friday, May 22, 2015

Rest




Jesus: "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.- Matthew 11:28

Mary: That is beautiful. Didn't they write that on the statue of liberty?

Jesus: No.... That is "Give me your tired, your poor, you huddled masses yearning to breathe free." 

Mary: Gotcha. 

Yesterday was a bad day. I continued my pity-party throughout the day. I was feeling sorry for myself. I ugly cried in the gym bathroom to a friend, I ugly cried in the bath tub and I ugly cried over my pizza in the middle of Costco to my mama. I just needed to get it out. Last night I prayed about a change in attitude and Jesus gave me rest. This morning I threw my surrender flag, asked God what he needed me to do today and put on my big girl panties- the kind that suck in the gut and pull over your shoulders. 

I woke up singing this too. 
"My Hope Is In You"- aaron shust

I meet with You and my soul sings out
As your word throws doubt far away
I sing to You and my heart cries
"Holy! Hallelujah, Father, You're near!"

My hope is in You, Lord
All the day long, I won't be shaken by drought or storm
A peace that passes understanding is my song
And I sing my hope is in You, Lord

I wait for You and my soul finds rest
In my selfishness, You show me grace
I worship You and my heart cries "Glory
Hallelujah, Father, You're here!"

My hope is in You, Lord
All the day long I won't be shaken by drought or storm
A peace that passes understanding is my song
And I sing my hope is in You, Lord

I will wait on You
You are my refuge
I will wait on You
You are my refuge

My hope is in You, Lord, all the day long
I won't be shaken by drought or storm
My hope is in You, Lord
All the day long I won't be shaken by drought or storm

A peace that passes understanding is my song
And I sing my hope is in You, Lord
My hope is in You, Lord, yeah
My hope is in You, Lord

Today is a new day.


This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.
-Psalm 118:24

God is bigger than this and Jesus can fix-it. 

1 comment:

Karen said...

I want you to know that I read your blog often! And I understand where you are. I do not believe any tears are ugly! Tears are necessary! We can not like them. We can wish they can go away! But I totally believe tears are beautiful pictures of the way we come to grips with what we have been given to endure. Often for me, after the tears come, the peace comes and I can do what needs to be done! And....Scripture tells us that God collects every tear in a bottle. And...I think those tears are precious to Him!!

You don't have a clue who I am but I came across your blog through a previous pastor at FBC Arkadelphia!!

But I have three children a 16, 14 and 5 year old. My husband has been going through chemo for a very progressive form of MS. Chemo is like our last ditch effort to slow his disease. So when I read your blog, I so identify with you!! I too write on a blog about our journey and it has been a source of healing for me to write and it has definitely made things easier because I'm not having to say the same difficult words over and over again!

Please know if you ever would like to talk to a wife and mom that understands, I would love to encourage you as I can. But even if our paths never cross, please know that I am praying often for your family!