Wednesday, 10 August 2011

When my heart is overwhelmed.....

It's been one of those days.

Irritable mother.

Highly strung children.



Lots to do.

Angry words spoken, instead of gentle ones.

Impatience, instead long-suffering.

Pride, instead of humility.

Words, instead of silence.

Martha, instead of Mary.

I need to be Mary.

I need to end the day, the way it began, with the Word of God.

The only place we can turn to in the midst of trial.

The Only One who can calm the storm.

"Against thee, thee only, have I sinned,...."
Psalm 51:4

(others affected by it...but God is the one who counts over all...)

 "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. 
 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, 

when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 
 For thou hast been a shelter for me," 

Psalm 61:1-3

(oh, how overwhelmed....but OH, how strong...and high...and sheltering...that Rock, Christ Jesus....)

"In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;"

Ephesians 1:7

( undeserved....the riches of his unworthy....) 

 "Blessed be the LORD: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness..."

Psalm 31:21

(kindness...despite failing and sin....oh, what matchless condescension....)

 "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not
 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 
  The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. 
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

Lamentations 3:22-25

so thankful for His unfailing every morning....faithfulness, great and undeserved...

simply hoping, waiting and seeking...a new day lying ahead...starting again...girded with a new hope...)

Oh, what a blessing to know that my transgressions are blotted out as a thick cloud.

Past comprehension.

So undeserved.

The chance to start a new day, rejoicing in His faithfulness, and seeking not to make all the mistakes of the day that is past.

Grace, grace, God's grace.....

1 comment :

  1. Mmmmm, you're certainly not the only one. Sigh.
    But His grace is sufficient, praise God.

    I was thinking when you wrote 'words, instead of silence', that sometimes we can also have 'silence... instead of words (the right kind of words!)