Already, there had been crying, shouting, discipline required, countless questions and demands. It was only 7:30 am. I’ve had the touch of the flu this weekend. My energy was low. I sat in the chair attempting to read my bible amidst the chaos that was swirling around me and I thought “I don’t know if I can do this today. I just don’t know.”
Have you had those days? Please say yes.
You feel tired, alone, overwhelmed, D O N E. Not a good feeling. Especially when the day is only hours old.
As I was sitting in my chair this morning wondering how I was going to get through the day I remembered a verse in Psalm 51 that I was reading this week.
Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me. Psalm 51:12
In those moments of “Ahhhhh! How am I going to do this?!?”
Remember He’s there. He hears our cry. He understands. He gets it. He’s there to restore us. To remind us of the joy we have because of Him.
He’s there in the moments of desperation. The quietness when we have nothing to say because we just don’t know where to start. He’s there to fill us, to sustain us. To give us the willing spirit when we don’t have it within ourselves.
Restoration. Joy. Willing spirit. Sustenance.
He freely gives.
I’m so thankful I’m not on my own. Or I might still be sitting in my chair. But instead. He heard me. And He pulled up a chair beside.
And for the record. Even with the touch of the flu, we had a wonderful day.