Friday, November 20, 2009

Renew me through Grace

"but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31

Great verse today for a soul that has been weary for the last few weeks. I know that I must walk on and continue to worship my Lord.

The first idea that God gave me to take a few things off of my plate was to send an email to seek prayer and grace from those around me. How can others support me if they have no idea what is going on in my life. I didn't go into every detail, just enough to let them know I needed understanding in this trying time. The email wasn't to ask others for help except for prayer and to ask them to be understanding when I put my immediate family first, second and most days third leaving no extra time for others around me.

I didn't step down from commitments I had set for before me but that too may come. I want to serve the Lord in the best way I know how but I can't do that at the detriment of my relationship with Him or the relationship with my family. So I asked my friends and family to pray and to be understanding when I don't answer the phone or email for a couple of days. I felt a great weight lifted off my shoulders and know that with the prayer warriors around me I will perservere through all the drama.