Many things have been weighing heavy on my heart and my mind and I am the type of person that likes to keep things to myself and not "burden" or "impose" on others (even those closest). I know that we all have our share of responsibilities to carry and then some. Lately I have been overwhelmed and at times feel like I could implode, some of you know exactly what I mean. Those of us that carry and long to nurture and protect others sometimes do it at the cost of wearing down ourselves as well as those in closest proxemity (for me~ my husband and kids). When I say wear down I mean that when you give and give and give of yourself esp. when you in a position of leadership and/or ministry then you come home empty and with nothing left to give to the people that hold the dearest and most sacred places in your heart. They get the leftovers from your day,week,or month. I feel as many women(and men) do, that I am juggling so many plates and at any minute another will be tossed onto the stack and cause the whole lot to crumble and come crashing to the ground. So what is the cure simple yet in today's fast paced life sometimes the most difficult....to be still and Know that He is God:
I need to remember this Psalm (song) when I am weary,thirsty,worn out,burnt out, angry,confused, weighed down by troubles and cares,rejected,offended,rageful,depressed,haunted by my past,feeling unworthy and forgotten, under appreciated and lost, detatched and separated:
1 God is our refuge and strength,
always ready to help in times of trouble.
2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come
and the mountains crumble into the sea.
3 Let the oceans roar and foam.
Let the mountains tremble as the waters surge!
4 A river brings joy to the city of our God,
the sacred home of the Most High.
5 God dwells in that city; it cannot be destroyed.
From the very break of day, God will protect it.
6 The nations are in chaos,
and their kingdoms crumble!
God’s voice thunders,
and the earth melts!
7 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel[b] is our fortress.
8 Come, see the glorious works of the Lord:
See how he brings destruction upon the world.
9 He causes wars to end throughout the earth.
He breaks the bow and snaps the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I will be honored by every nation.
I will be honored throughout the world.”
11 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is here among us;
the God of Israel is our fortress.
May you be encouraged and strengthened you Mighty Warriors of the Faith and May God's unfailing Love wash over you refresh you and restore you daily that you may be all that He knows and created you to be!!!!!!
THIS DAY WE FIGHT!!!!