Monday, March 06, 2006

I've Got that Run-Over Feeling

Hi to all who read my blog! I am back at work after nearly a week at home with a sick child, and being sick myself. I pretty much over a bout with a nasty flu bug, but I hope I'm back to normal tomorrow. Thus, that is the reason I haven't written since last Wednesday, as that was the last time I was in the office.

I have to be honest here, friends. Right now I feel like the well has dried up. I am physically tired, as I spent my time being sick running around like a beheaded chicken taking care of the kids, and trying to keep the house clean, and clothes washed. My car even broke down Wednesday night. Starter pooped out, we put a new one in, replaced a transmission line, and put a new brake light switch in. Plus 2 great Sunday services, it's no wonder I'm so worn out.

Perhaps this is how David felt when he cried out to the Lord in Psalm 61:2.

From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Certainly the circumstances are different. David was often running for his very life. I can understand his sense of being totally overwhelmed, though. Life has a way of not only loading burdens upon us, but wearing us down with those burdens.

I suppose the best remedy is to once again sneak off to that secret place that David often spoke of, that place of quiet communion and worship of the Lord. Whatever temptations we endure, whether to commit gross sin such as adultery or viewing pornography, or simply to allow our circumstances to harden our hearts to the Holy Spirit, can be graciously placed at our Savoir's feet, at the throne of Grace (Heb.4:15-16). He is a faithful High Priest who knows what we have to endure, and he has the grace we need to get through it.

So keep praying for me, saints. I am now about to sneak out on my break to do just what I wrote about, that is, like Mary of Luke 10:38-42, enjoying some time at Jesus' feet. God bless!

1 comment:

Darrell said...

That's the key Jeff... the secret place. Get in the presence of God. I have said for about the last year that we have heard enough about "The Purpose Driven Life", we need to get back to "the Presence Driven Life."
It is in His presence we find strength, we find joy, we find rest, and peace and comfort and.... (you get the idea.)

Praying for you my friend.