I am emotionally spent. I have been for a couple days. I am worn and weary, and have really struggled to put my finger on the exact reasons. I feel overwhelmed. I started to put and at the end of that sentence, but I realize that that is the perfect all-encompassing word. OVERWHELMED.
We have had a rough week or two, but even as I type that phrase, I think that this is just normal for us. It seems that God allows us to face lots of … well …stuff.
People often say that if something bad is going to happen, it is going to happen to us. I mean, how many people do you know that have a shot up bus in their driveway. I think that puts us in our own category. Stuff happens.
However, the one thing I KNOW. I know deep down in my soul is that His grace is sufficient. I know that I can rest in the fact that He will carry us. He hasn’t let us down yet, and I know that He will not.
My favorite Psalm of all was put into a song that I learned while I was a child.
61 Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.
When my heart is overwhelmed – Just like today -Lead me to the ROCK!
How amazing is it that I have ROCK to run to? A solid rock. A foundation, and I can run to Him and He welcomes me with open arms.
So tonight, I dwell on his amazing grace. I remember that trials will bring Him glory. I am to count them JOY! Well, I am FULL UP of JOY! I should be seeping out of every pore.
2 Count it all joy, my brothers,[b] when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.