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Jul 13

Lord, I feel like I am letting you down. You gave me a beautiful gift yesterday, and this morning I am so exhausted from lack of sleep — and too frazzled to try to sleep in the daylight — that I can’t even find enough brain power to work. It was nice to give myself time to “play” last night, putting stuff IN myself (input!) instead of having an overabundance of OUTPUT. But I stayed up too late, and “slept in” until 7:30am without being able to go back to sleep. At least I slept in an hour or so later than normal. I’m just irritable, weepy, and feeling pretty miserable for this one moment in time. Thank you for making my Mate be kind to me, and accepting and patient. Thank you for his warm, encouraging smile — the brightest thing in my life right now. Please help me past this agonizing moment of discouragement and frustration with myself. It is mid-July in HOT Texas, and I have been working my brain to the bone for a couple months now, and especially this last week or so. Please help me to be compassionate and patient with my own pitiful self, Lord. Help me to find things I am grateful for, and focus on the gratitude, not the exhaustion. Amen.

 
Matthew 11:25-30 ISV

At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from wise and intelligent people and have revealed them to infants. 
Yes, Father, because this is what was pleasing to you. 
All things have been entrusted to me by my Father. No one fully knows the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows the Father except the Son and the person to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 
Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest. 
Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest for your souls, 
because my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light.

 

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