It’s time for me to take another blog break. It’s been a very tough winter in which I’ve been fighting bronchitis, sinus issues, 24/7 migraines again, and now I’m in a CFS/ME flare that leaves me feeling wrung out as soon as I get out of bed in the morning. I sleep from 10-12 hours a night, yet that never seems to be enough. Plus, I will be having cataract surgery on both eyes this month and next, and I think that’s a recipe for the perfect pain storm. It seems odd for someone who rests and sleeps so often to say that I need more rest, but that’s my life these days.
One of my favorite Scripture passages is Psalm 23. I’ve seen various versions of the chart below, so I thought I’d include it here in case you haven’t seen it before.
Psalm 23: Phrase by Phrase Meaning
|The LORD is my shepherd||RELATIONSHIP|
|I shall not want||SUPPLY|
|He makes me to lie down in green pastures||REST|
|He leads me beside the still waters||REFRESHMENT|
|He restores my soul||HEALING|
|He leads me in the paths of righteousness||GUIDANCE|
|For His name’s sake||PURPOSE|
|Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death||TESTING|
|I will fear no evil||PROTECTION|
|For You are with me||FAITHFULNESS|
|Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me||DISCIPLINE|
|You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies||HOPE|
|You anoint my head with oil||CONSECRATION|
|My cup runs over||ABUNDANCE|
|Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life||BLESSING|
|And I will dwell in the house of the LORD||SECURITY|
I will be back sometime in May with a renewed sense of PEACE, HOPE, and JOY. I appreciate your prayers and will be praying for you too.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am utterly weary as are so many other people in today’s world. Please grant us Your perfect peace, whose minds are stayed on You, because we trust in You forever. For in You, oh Lord, is everlasting strength (Isaiah 26:3-4).