With a writing idea brewing in my brain, my fingers touched the keyboard. I paused, asking God to speak to me and through me as I usually do.
Breathing deeply, I sighed as I looked at my screen.
I’m tired. Spent. Oversensitive and on the fringe between functionality and a semi-catatonic state. Maybe I’m not alone? Thus, I’m feeling like the Lord wants me to share about this today instead of my original idea.
My schedule and that of my people’s is cooking this fall. On top of this, three of my sons have been sick, one with a funky infection that almost landed him in the hospital. My output exceeds my input and it shows.
Do you relate? Are you on the fringe of your own? Tired? Too busy?
Let this verse speak to you – breathe it in:
“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.”
To get off the fringe, I’m going back to the basics. I go back to Him who refreshes the weary and satisfies the faint. I take the time to rest and go to bed earlier. I check my schedule and take out what I can. Delegate. Simplify.
Let this verse sink deeply. Let it travel to the place where peace and rest awaits.
Examine your plate and I will do the same:
~Is it overflowing with too many “to do’s”?
~What can I take off my too-full plate?
~How can I invest in more time with God to study His peace-giving Word?
~What changes can I make in my time budget to get more rest?
~Is there a friend whom I can share my burden with? Someone who can pray for me?
I would love to pray for you, friend. Feel free to leave your request in the comments of this blog or message me through my website.
Let’s join hands, breathe deeply and step out of the fringe together.
Synonyms for fringe: periphery, edge, rim, verge
Antonyms: center. inside, stable margin
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