I’m Tired, but God is Still Here

Oak with Sunflowers

It’s been a busy few weeks here and I’m tired. But, thankfully, I finished one of the major projects I was working on and hope to get a little breathing room (But not too much – if you’re a contractor these days, you don’t hope for much breathing room.)

As always, the Lord has been there during the busy time. He gave me the work to do, the strength to work, safety in travels, and especially gave me Sharon to encourage me along. And, as you see in the photos, he gave me a neighbor down the road that planted a patch of sunflowers. I get to say “Wow, that’s beautiful” each time I pass by.

Sunflower Patch

“For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.” Isaiah 57:15

Revive us again, Oh Lord.

A Psalm for the Weary

Dear Lord, sometimes I feel so tired.

In my fatigue, my faith dwindles.

In my weariness, my passions sleep.

In my daily busy-ness I tell myself I am serving You,

Yet at the end of the day I’m not sure whether I did.

But then You give me a word, or a thought, or a verse, or a song, or a sight –

 From those around me whom I love or those around me whom I don’t even know.

You give me an opportunity to recognize Your Holy presence.

And I remember that I am Yours and You are my God – The One I’m trying to serve –

The God Who does not tire.

The God Who truly wants the best for me.

The God Who will carry me and give me all the strength I need to serve Him.

In this my faith is strengthened and my passions awake!

I will praise You, and worship You, Oh, merciful and gracious Lord of all!