March 25, 2009

longing for rest

I feel like I am running to nowhere... taking step after step, and finding myself stuck in one place... never moving ahead. I am dry... and the tension in me is growing. The little squares on my calendar are filled with appointments, commitments and lessons... places to be, items that need to be checked off. When I peek ahead to April I see that there is no relief in sight. I am more than tired... exhaustion is setting in.
I long to rest.
To just be.
And there doesn't seem to be a blank square to schedule that in.
Perhaps I just need to put that eraser to work... and create a free day.
But a free day is only free if the chores are done...
For today... my only hope for rest comes in the form of prayer.
For a few moments, I will curl up in the palm of God's hand... and find refreshment. He will carry me through... He will lend me His strength... and if I stop long enough for a breath, I will feel His gentle touch brush the tears from my eyes...

6 comments:

Tina said...

hang in there..and get out the eraser. xoxox

K said...

I've taken to saying no more often and trying not to overschedule myself.

I also require a bit of quiet time now and then.

I hope you find your rest.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

You need to schedule time for YOU, my dear. You are the engine who keeps the train of your family rolling down the tracks.... gotta take care of YOU. Please don't put yourself last!

Busy Bee Suz said...

take your time to curl up in his love. This will get you through the craziness. I wish I could help you with that calendar....
take care,
suz

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this post. I love this song. I hope you will find peace and rest during the busy-ness that we call life! You are always such a blessing.

Wendi said...

So perfectly said...I have nothing to add except that I have been there, and I hope that you can find a little bit of free time very soon....until then, peace and perseverance in your heart.