Today has been long, so long. I woke at 4:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep. I finally drifted off a few minutes before my alarm went off at 6:15.....not good, for me. I woke up in a fog and felt so tired. But, I had a full day planned at the office.
By the time I arrived home late this afternoon, I was weary....both in body and spirit. I sat down to take care of some bookkeeping and business, but I simply could not face it. Have you ever felt that way? Just bone tired, the numbers swimming in front of your eyes?
Since Eddie is pulling the late shift at the store, not home til after midnight, I went ahead and fed the dogs, took them outside to do their business, put on some comfy sweats.....and crawled up on the bed. With a warm blanket over us, daylight waning outside, the pups and I dozed off. And slept. Rested. My body probably thought it was down for the count!
We woke at 9:33 pm. After a snack and quick clean-up in the kitchen, I tackled the bookkeeping I needed to get done. I sat amazed as we still had money in the bank after taking care of everything. After paying bills, my spirit felt undefeated. God is so good to provide for us!
I am grateful that I was able to find refreshment in that nap this evening....that I was able to forge on after feeling so weighted down. But, in my heart, I know who truly gives rest to my heart and refreshes my soul....
"For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes." - Jeremiah 31:25
Even when our walk is going well, when we are feeling the Presence of the Almighty daily, it is easy to grow tired. Sometimes I think this is when the sneaky ol' enemy attacks the most.
Today was a reminder for me that days will come when I feel tired, when I feel defeat beckon me to give up. Sometimes, taking a break for an hour or two to simply rest allows me to come back feeling refreshed and renewed.
Sleep in peace, dear Friends....