Monday, November 7, 2011

Exhaustion

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I can't believe I haven't posted anything for like 5 days!!?? Sorry about that, friends! It feels like this past week consisted of 40-hour days. No joke. Andrew and I have been getting just a couple hours of sleep at night and are currently suffering of a coffee overdose.. and still going. SO much going on. I:FEEL:EXHAUSTED. It's more than just physical tiredness, though. I literally feel like I have no energy whatsoever. I wish I could put it in words, but I can't. It's almost like an exhaustion that starts in my body but ends in my soul. It feels like even my emotions are tired. I think when you go through bumpy roads in life, your soul becomes somewhat sore. Your feelings are worn out. Your heart is worn out. There are seasons in life that are so full of decision making, responsibilities and deadlines. But it's in those moments when His whisper is heard. His invitation, we can't turn down. He invites us to rest in Him. This doesn't require any effort. It's simple surrender. It's letting go and letting God. It's acknowledging my weak nature and trusting in His omnipotent nature. And once we're ready to lift up the white flag, our hearts can sing these words:


God, my shepherd! I don't need a thing. 

   You have bedded me down in lush meadows, 

      you find me quiet pools to drink from. 

   True to your word, 
      you let me catch my breath 
      and send me in the right direction. 



 Even when the way goes through 

      Death Valley, 

   I'm not afraid 
      when you walk at my side. 
   Your trusty shepherd's crook 
      makes me feel secure. 



 You serve me a six-course dinner 

      right in front of my enemies. 

   You revive my drooping head; 
      my cup brims with blessing. 



 Your beauty and love chase after me 

      every day of my life. 

   I'm back home in the house of God 
      for the rest of my life.

xoxoxo

3 comments:

hannah singer said...

oh, pame! i am exhausted, too. thanks for these refreshing words. much love to you.

Pamela Stein said...

Hanna, sometimes I just want to go through my computer screen and give you a BIG hug! Love ya!!!

Asian Girl said...

like your post so much :) nice to meet you!!!

xoxoxo
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