Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rainy Weather

It's a rainy day here in Stanwood.

I seem to have these days when I just feel like I'm on the brink of tears and there seriously is no reason whatsoever for me to be feeling this way. Well, I guess I do have reasons for crying, but none are really at the forfront of my mind right now.

At the same time I keep hearing the word "rest". Even this morning, I kept thinking of a ministry I came accross awhile ago called "Sojourn Communities". The name stayed with me and I had been thinking the meaning was to take a journey or something along those lines. For some reason I looked it up this morning and guess what it mean't.... rest. Or to stop and and take a break.

I have to say that sounds nice right now. But how as a busy mom with a busy life and chaos knocking at the door do I get a break and then how even then can I really find rest? After all, I can't exactly take a break from the millions of thoughts swirling in my brain.

I also keep thinking of Psalm 32:7, You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

2 comments:

Christabelle said...

Your words are such a blessing to me. It seems more than anything I need a rest from my troublesome thoughts. I hope you get a bit more time to stop and take a break.

PS Looks like I'm not the only one blogging more...I like it!

Kellie said...

I really struggle with the concept of rest too. Especially when I was a mom of young children. Sometimes I have to choose (and plan) an "active" rest, like taking a walk with my listening bible. Or getting up a few minutes early to listen to praise music that fills me up, or clearing out 30 minutes of time on the calendar to lock myself in the bathroom with a cup of coffee and paint my toe nails.

Often rest looks very different than what I think it should look like, but when I find that every little thing brings a well of tear to my eyes, I'm usually near the point of exhaustion. I need to rest so I can be of use to my family, my neighbors, to God.

The Lord mandates "rest" because he knows we NEED it...even if we must run hard to pursue it!

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