Here it is, 1:00 am, and my throbbing back is keeping me up despite the pain meds and muscle relaxers I took before bedtime. It's a great opportunity to get into God's Word while the house is peaceful with only the sound of the wind to soothe my mind as I read.
Tonight's truth that God took me to is in Psalm 61:1-4. "Hear my cry, O God; attend to my prayer. 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. For You have been a shelter for me, a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in Your tabernacle forever; I will trust in the shelter of Your wings."
My heart definitely gets overwhelmed often. Sometimes it's the pain I feel over a sister's hurting heart when I don't have any idea how to help her. Other times it's being overburdened by demands that I have allowed to be made of me. Often it's just in the daily ins and outs of life that tend to pile up so high that they drown me. All too often I have been in this place of grasping for a foothold only to find myself slipping further and further beneath my cares. It's in this place that I cry out "Lord, lead me to the rock that is higher than I!"
I can't get through this pain alone. I am overwhelmed with fatigue and am unable to keep up with the simplest demands of life. Yet I have known Gods comfort, His shelter, and His protection in my life. There's always a greater purpose, He always has a greater good in mind and I trust in that. I trust that I will be able to accomplish what He has planned for me to do and I will lay aside those things that don't fit into His plan. Thank you Lord for being my Rock, my shelter, my comfort, and my strength!