I’m having one of those days.
It started badly with dropping four things before coffee – nothing broken, thankfully.
Just my bruised ego. Dented pride.
As an M.E and chronic illness sufferer, I still like to think I can handle a few simple tasks, until life shows me otherwise.
Clumsiness sits close to us when we’re tired and overdoing things, doesn’t it?
It’s pretty familiar to all M.E sufferers especially, where energy feels non-existent and brain fogged up by fatigue.
At times like this, stubbornness tends to take over and I often make it worse by trying to plough on regardless with my day.
I love to write and paint pictures through poetry and prose to bring a light of recognition to another.
Nothing brings me more joy than pouring out words.
Though I sense God may have other ideas for me sometimes. Rest, sleep, prayer, pause, may be higher on His agenda.
He knows just what each of us needs at any given moment.
We don’t see Jesus living a life of rush or hurry as we read of His life on earth.
He knew when to be about His Father’s business, when to rest, when to relax, when to speak or remain silent and when to seek God’s face.
Everything was carried out in the unforced rhythms of grace with Holy Spirit anointed ease.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could learn to do likewise?
As I sat pondering these things in my heart, God blessed me with the poetic prayer below.
I hope and pray it will bless you too.
It’s one of those days again
where there isn’t a sap of energy
or inspiration to be found
as we tap keyboard, fingers slow
knowing it’s probably better
to just take a nap
for rest is balm to weary minds
and in many ways
we can find it’s all that
does the trick
restoring light and glow
to a flagging candle wick
And as we rest our soul
and spirit in Your word
we know that You are
making us healed and whole
whispering reassurance low
and soft, yet easy to be heard
welcomed and received
as daily manna, nourishment
we all desperately need
“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly” ~ Matthew 11:28-30