Thursday, April 12, 2012

O soul, are you weary and troubled?
No light in the darkness you see?
There’s light for a look at the Savior,
And life more abundant and free!
  • Refrain:
    Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
    Look full in His wonderful face,
    And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
    In the light of His glory and grace.

I've been a bit weary lately. Sometimes life just seems...well, hard. I'm ok with hard but sometimes hard begins to wear on me. Spring is coming in a hurry and I'm just not ready. 

The coop I purchased for my chickens is adorable and perfect... for two hens. I was hoping to move home six. 

The bees are coming soon and I haven't studied my books. I feel inadequate and ill-prepared. What if I fail? What if I kill my bees?

The garden? It is a mess and I want to "re-decorate".....but when? My seeds? Yeah, I don't even think half of them sprouted.

Oh, and the playroom that I started a YEAR ago? The walls are finally painted but I still need to paint the trim. 

Let's not even talk about taxes...or laundry.

I'm tired and discouraged. But when I start to throw my hands up and shout, "I CAN'T DO IT ALONE!", I remember that I am far from alone. I have a Savior who rescues me from the pit of despair. I remember that everything I do should glorify HIM. I need to turn my eyes "upon Jesus" and all the "things of the earth", all these projects that I want done, will dim. Those things will eventually get done....or they won't and that's ok. 

Press on, oh weary traveler. 

Psalm 18:32 It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart. 


  1. Ah... you sound like me!

    There are so many want-to-do's and have-to-do's and should-do's and don't-know-what-to-do's.

    I have to stop and ask "What does God want me to do?"

    Find my answer and then let go of all the rest. This I need to do daily, and I can and you can, only by His grace :)

  2. By His Grace......yes! :)

    I had read, some time ago, a suggestion of taking my appointment book (or today's to-do's) to my morning prayer time. Praying over the day's schedule and then giving it to God...and being prepared for HIS changes to occur throughout the day. A practice that I need to be more diligent about. :) Giving EVERY day and every moment to Him!