Good Friday 21/3/2008

Indescribable tiredness dragging me down,

Zapping my energy, please let me lie down.

I lie down and sleep but rest does not come.

Oh when will I live again, when will I run?

 

I was active and helpful and willing to serve.

Now my heart tells me that I just haven’t the nerve.

All consuming my sadness, making weary my soul.

Though I have no desire, being well is my goal.

 

My body’s not helped by the action I take,

If I can’t become well, then what is at stake?

Fulfilling my purpose, understanding my call.

Perhaps to understand these, I must live through this – all.

 

Without pain there’s no trusting, I rely on myself.

When I struggle I find God in Jesus my help.

Then for tiredness of body and spirit and soul,

The resurrected Jesus alone will make whole.

 

So for healing and wholeness and rest for my being,

I must ask while I’m waiting to cease from my reeling,

For God to renew and to alter my nature

That by His Spirit and habit I become a new creature.

 

What I Learned or Was Reminded of Today

In discussions today during the ‘Growth Group’ I am part of, these things were mentioned:

We have a choice in how we wait for things

We can have an ‘earthly’ view (look at everything in relation to the present) or eternal view

We can – or do we – look back with hindsight

Focus on side-tracks can lead to deception/being deceived

Intensity may increase near to the end/delivery

A seed planted, has to have died first

Justice should be taken very seriously

The hard and painful stuff will have an end, but He who is absolute truth will not

Pay attention to the signs

Look with and not through the eyes (Michael Card’s words)