Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Overwhelmed and Undone

As you're probably guessing, I've been struggling a bit lately. I'm overwhelmed with life, its no wonder that the bible has so many verses about mirk and mire...that's exactly how I feel, like I'm stuck in mud. I'm tired of being the "if they didn't have bad luck, they'd have no luck" family.

This morning a friend posted a verse on facebook....just the address, not the words...I'm glad for that because honestly I would have glanced over it! So I grabbed my bible and opened to Psalm 46 and just started to cry.

Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength
An ever present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
And the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
Though its waters roar and foam
And the mountains quake with their surging.

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at the break of day.
Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
He lifts his voice, the earth melts.

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

Come and see the works of the Lord,
the desolations he has brought to the earth.
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth;
he breaks the bow and shatters the spear,
he burns the shields with fire.
"Be still and know I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth."

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.

While I was writting this, a thought came to me. If my family had an allergy that we couldn't figure out, we'd remove everything and slowly add things back in to find the problem....maybe that's how I need to tackle this? Can a family be allergic to life/life style? Hmmm...kind of drastic, but desperate times call for desperate measures!!!

Ok, I'm off to not only declutter our house, but also our lives! Warning...if its not life giving, its outta here!!!

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