I wonder if you are feeling weary?
I know this month we are writing about love and I do have so
much more rolling around in my brain to share about love. God’s love,
our self-love and loving others. But, now for almost a week, I’m just not in
the “mood” to write about that.
What I’m wrangling with this season is weariness.
It crystalized for me last week when I actually heard myself
whisper out loud to the Lord, these words, “Lord, I’m just so weary of constantly
fighting the battle. I’m tired of always being on the front lines. I’m exhausted
hoping and waiting for the salvation of my husband. I’m fatigued as I pray
almost incessantly for my children.”
As soon as this little prayer left my lips, the words then hit
my brain and then my heart. In the moment I wanted to stop praying so badly. I
want to stop with my worry and cease the battling with the devil over the
people I love.
When I add to this my demanding writing schedule, travel
last week, the entire “getting ready for Christmas” demands and then pile on
top the shooting at Sandy Hook, well, it’s just A LOT!
My spirit feels beat up and
What do we do when it’s A LOT and there is not an end in
sight? I mean there is still so much to do to be ready for Christmas. I’m
traveling again on Christmas day to see my son for his 30th birthday. (Shhhhhh, It’s a surprise.) And …. and…. and… I know you KNOW what I’m
Right now, this hour, I’m not sure I know what to “do.” And
I don’t have a wonderful story to share with you that God has arrived to make my life easier.
However, I heard the Holy Spirit whisper this verse over and
over into my ears for days now.
Galatians 6:9-10 So let’s not allow ourselves to get
fatigued doing good. At the right time we will harvest a good crop if we don’t
give up, or quit. Right now, therefore, every time we get the chance, let us
work for the benefit of all, starting with the people closest to us in the
community of faith. (MSG)
Okay, it’s kinda a pep talk and it does help me refoces a little bit.
But then I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “Lynn, if you stop praying for your
husband, your son and your daughter, who will be covering them with prayer.”
I respond, “O Lord, no one. NO ONE.”
Me again, “O Lord that’s what the devil wants, itsn't it? My
family needs my covering more than anything right now. Our community of SUM, the nation, Sandy Hook,
needs my prayer covering.”
“Lynn, I know your weary and I will give you rest soon. But, you
CANNOT stop your battles in the prayer realm. You must persevere. You must know
that your words are impacting the people for whom you pray. I have revealed some of the astonishing results already.You must be assured
that if you were to quit, setbacks might happen.”
And THEN….. God reminded me of a few things to set my soul back in order:
He is the First and Last,
The Beginning and the End!
He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all!
He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all
He always was, He always is, and He always will be ...
unmoved, unchanged, undefeated, and never undone!
He was bruised and brought healing!
He was pierced and eased pain!
He was persecuted and brought freedom!
He was dead and brought life!
He is risen and brings power!
He reigns and brings Peace!
The world can't understand him,
The armies can't defeat Him,
The schools can't explain Him, and The leaders can't ignore
Herod couldn't kill Him, The Pharisees couldn't confuse
Him, and The people couldn't hold Him!
Nero couldn't crush Him, Hitler couldn't silence Him,
The New Age can't replace Him, and the media can't
explain Him away!
He is light, love, longevity, and Lord.
He is goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God.
He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure.
His ways are right,
His word is eternal,
His will is unchanging, and His mind is on me.
He is my Savior,
He is my guide, and He is my peace!
He is my Joy,
He is my comfort,
He is my Lord, and He rules my life!
I serve Him because His bond is love, His burden is light,
and His goal for me is abundant life.
I follow Him because He is the wisdom of the wise, the power
of the powerful, the ancient of days, the ruler of rulers, the leader of
leaders, the overseer of the overcomers, and is to come. And if that seems
impressive to you, try this for size.
His goal is relationship!
He will never leave me,
never forsake me,
never mislead me,
never forget me,
never overlook me and
never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives!
When I am weak, He is strong!
When I am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is my courage!
When I stumble, He steadies me!
When I am hurt, He heals me!
When I am broken, He mends me!
When I am blind, He leads me!
When I am hungry, He feeds me!
When I face trials, He is with me!
When I face persecution, He shields me!
When I face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for me!
When I face Death, He carries me Home!
He is everything for everybody everywhere, every time, and
He is God, He is faithful. I am His, and He is mine!
Wow, it's amazing how our Great King always knows what we need.
Merry Christmas, Lynn