Monday, January 9, 2012

Exhaustion

Do you ever get to the place of sheer and utter exhaustion?  Where you feel like you are being pulled in 12 different directions and have so many projects unfinished and so much on your calendar? I feel that way.  I'm not sure whether its truly because I've got too much going on or that I'm just completely emotionally drained.  I need to be refreshed.  I need to be filled up again.  I think I need to take Matthew 6:34 to heart.  It says "Do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Now y'all I'm gonna get a little southern here for a minute but ain't that the truth?  Every day for the last week (at the very least) something has either happened or not happened that wasn't good or right.  I am finding that I am worrying (once again in that old pattern) over the future when I'm barely hanging on to today.  I need to snap it back and set my mind on the truth and the real. (Phil 4:8)  I need to take my thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
I watched Lysa Terkeurst's "Made to Crave" live webcast tonight and something that she said struck me hard.  She asked "are you physically hungry or soul hungry?" My thoughts tonight is am I physically tired or soul tired?  I think I'm both to be completely honest.  But what is going to satisfy that hunger and tiredness? Only God can.  I'm going to be meditating on God's peace tonight (see my post from last night) and focusing on what is true and real. And I'm asking God to rain down that peace and refreshment tonight as I sleep so that I wake up tomorrow ready to face the day, ready to take on whatever things get thrown our way.  Tonight through my exhaustion and soul hunger/tiredness, I have hope and I have promises from God that I can cling to. 

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