My life is good and when I think about how I could be weary when I am so blessed it makes it worse. I wonder how I can struggle when all my needs are met. I have a loving husband, the daughter I prayed so long for, a nice place to live, food, clothing. You get the picture.
I have been tired, had a lack of energy and feel like life has been passing me by. There have been request for outings, request for meals for new babies and I have let it all pass me by. I hate that I couldn't step up, but I didn't feel like I could not take on one more thing. Sigh.
Fast forward to Friday... I wasn't sure I could do it. You know, fake it till you make it. I was drained. I had a headache, four kids to care for and an outing planned. I felt like crying, but instead I prayed. I called out to my Savior and layed it all out.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30
I am thankful that He not only listens to my cries but answers them.
As I write this it is almost three. I am watching the baby sleep and the big kids playing. I felt like crying again. This time tears of thankfulness. My Lord has taken my burden, my weariness, and given me a day filled with delight.
I was brave and not only took the kids to a Silly Safari program but also inside Chick-fil-A for lunch. The kids were well behaved, funny and loving. They told me mutliply times they love me and someone gave me a heartfelt compliment. I am still weary but I feel like my spirit is being renewed.
But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
May your day be filled with joy and contentment!