Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Weary Warriors

Galatians 6:9 (New International Version)
9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Tonight I feel tired, but I'm grateful for a bed that waits in the next room and the hours of cool, dark night that still remain before tomorrow. Outside the house a moisture laden wind blows, sounding like the rushing waves of the ocean, but inside all is still and quiet.

There are times when it seems like there are just more things to do than time to do them in and I end up feeling scattered, disorganized and failing because I just can't get it all done.

I'm grateful for helping hands, like my dear friend Susan, who led cell group tonight--and Ann, who brought dessert, when I had forgotten all about it, reminding me that God knows.

I need to lean into others more, I know that.

I don't think I've ever aimed for perfection, but the longer I live, the more grateful I am to just make it through, hitting the most important things.

So, I will do my best, following in my mum's footsteps. She still says, from time to time in her 81st year--"I do my best." And she does!

Tonight I lift up my "best" to God and I ask him to add to it his blessing and his power. I pray for those of us who are weary, that God would give us wisdom in the choices we make and strength for the tasks he calls us to.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (New International Version)
10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the grave, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.


Marilyn said...

Thanks, Belinda! I've been weary lately and was glad I happened to stop by and read your comments this evening!

Keep writing!

Belinda said...

Wow Marilyn, it's encouraging to know that even in weariness God can use our words to be an encouragement.

Thanks for encouraging ME!

Dave Hingsburger said...

I'm now one of those old men who fall asleep in the car on the ride home from work. I just drift off knowing I'm safely tucked into the passenger side.

I'm now one of those old men who finds that the nap while watching television is much more powerful than the sleep I get at night.

I'm now one of those old men who say, pretty much every day, 'You know, I'm really tired today.'

So I get this post deeply. If I didn't have prayer to plug into a devine energy source I think I might just melt.

Belinda said...

My dear Dave,
I SO know what you mean.
I am learning more and more the comfort of knowing that "underneath are the Everlasting Arms."
I need them!