Friday, February 10, 2012

a ready refuge

it's maddening really.
being the sort of tired that is beyond physical. i mean, i think my body is tired, too, but i can't slow down enough to feel the strain of it. this is the sort of busy that can't be helped, a calendar that has no free space. because there just isn't a day of "free" in the page of february. this is unfamiliar to me. i don't like it. but this is the way it is right now. each little marked up date is necessary and i need to just keep up with it somehow.

the spending of my minutes is wearing me thin. my mind is thin. the calculating of budgets and appointments, repetitive phone calls, the juggling act that is having only one car to get it all done. these things teeter atop the mountain of my normal. laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, bill paying, meal preparing, family loving...i need leveled. i need rest. i need relief.


this is my prayer. in the sweet moments and the difficult. i need his mercy always. but sometimes.
some days i really feel that need. often when i am this exhausted, i simply have no words of my own.
in the psalms, like this one, there are always words. prayers ready for me to cry out to jesus.

i want to encourage you today. whatever your storm, take refuge in him. seek out the truth of his word, and shout it aloud to him, if you have the strength to cry it. i've not been able to muster much more than a whisper lately. either way, he hears us when we call. he carries us when we are weak. he fulfills his purposes for us. even when we can't see a glimmer of sense in it all.

trust him with me today. rest with me this weekend. in the midst of our crazy, let's take refuge in him.


14 comments:

  1. I am right there too - facing making big personal decisions to put peace first. As wives and moms, I think being rested is probably the best gift to our families - when I face a discipline issue in a spirit of rest instead of rushed and crazed, wow. Wow. So different. Here's a verse (s) - psalm 116:7-9 - "Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me. He has saved me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. And so I walk in the Lord's presence as I live here on earth!"

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  2. this little birdie is tired too, hannah. sweet verse, perfectly fit for my weariness. thanks sweet friend. i hope your weekend finds a little rest.

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  3. praying for you friend. praying still waters and green pastures for you soon. xox

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  4. you are busy, my dear. saying a prayer for you to have rest and endurance this month. may He multiply your time. i remember the one car thing. it's so hard. i feel for you. praying.

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  5. Such a wonderful assurance that we can find rest and peace in Him!

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you for challenging and encouraging us through what you are learning. I love the passage (and you made it look beautiful.) Praying for rest and for you to experientially know that His mercies are new to you this very morning!

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  7. love how you always bring it back to HIM. i was going to comment on how busy my feb is, too......but instead i'll say that i'm going to refuge in HIM, too. happy weekend to ya!
    <3 <3 <3

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  8. So comforting hannah. He is always ready and willing even if all we can do is muster a whisper.:)

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  9. what an encouraging and comforting verse to read right now. thank you for sharing.

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  10. Thank you for encouraging words today. Have a restfull weekend.

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  11. Oh girl I hear you. Praying for you.
    I'm resting in Him this weekend, and hoping I get to sleep in on Monday.
    Hugs XOXO

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  12. I really needed this post yesterday when I read it. Thank you. I hope you have a relaxing, restful weekend.

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  13. i've been praying that you'd be surprised by the sweet easiness of your time these days. that he will flood you with his peace when you need it most! love you.

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  14. Hope you are able to get some rest, friend. And hope you are able to find just what Jesus has for you. We women tend to carry a greater burden than what He has for us. I know I am guilty of that... so Jesus flattened me and made me rest. I'm slowly learning. :)

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