Posted on Jul 29, 2015 | 0 comments

So it is mid-week…Wednesday…and some call it ‘hump’ day…well, this week – that’s not too far from the truth for this ole lady (ok Meleah I hear you – I’m NOT OLD LOL). But I am tired…yep, tired of thinking too much, tired of trying to understand people, tired of doing the right things, tired of being there for everyone, tired of hearing well wishes and seeing smiling faces when underneath lurks smirks … simply tired and worn out in so many ways, shapes and forms.

Whew…now that I have gotten that load off my chest…or monkey off my back…I feel SO MUCH BETTER! It is amazing when you just let it all hang out sometimes…even if it’s to a computer screen who just silently stares back at you and does whatever you command it to do. Maybe even just that little bit of power over machinery lifts the ego a bit … who knows. But my point is this .. you don’t ALWAYS have to have a smiley face on…you don’t ALWAYS have to cry behind closed doors, you don’t ALWAYS have to do what is expected. You just simply….don’t.

Sometimes you have to scream off the back porch and then…wait. Yep, wait….wait for it. You’ll get it – you’ll hear it – it’s coming if you wait. And then, you can step back from the emotional turmoil, take a deep breath and say … ok Father God….what’s happening here .. right now, in the here and now of my life? If you take that deep breath and get outside of yourself and inside Him … you’ll hear his heartbeat, you’ll breathe his breath, and the spinning wheel in your head will slowly churn down….you will not only know – you will feel – that he is the lifter of your head! When you focus on him (even the tiniest bit!) and what he wants, all the mediocre ‘stuff’ will slowly start to fade into the vast realm of nothingness and clarity will again resume.

So what was the point of all this? I know I’m not alone. No…there are others out there – like you … and you …. and you … that often go out on the back porch and look up to heaven and forcefully speak words of despair or hurt or anger or confusion….or there is one such as you my friend that stomps through the living room and slams the bathroom door behind them and sinks in a puddle of weariness. Or maybe there is you dear one that beats it to the driveway and races the engine and squeals out into the asphalt….or maybe…there is one that simply folds it all inside, goes on with ‘life’ and puts one foot in front of the other taking it on the chin? We’re all in this together beloved….and while our approaches may differ, our results are the same….and the answer is ALWAYS there .. always available … and yes, always the same as well! It is in trusting in His promises…and we have all experienced a promise of His come true in our lifetime. Consider:

A loved one came home from war…

A child hugged your neck and told you she loved you…

Your four legged friend looked up at you adoringly….

Long lost friends reunited…

The sun is shining…

It is raining…

The grid is still up…

The grid might go down…

The Messiah WILL come….

The Messiah is not here yet – so you have time to get it together…

You were able to get to sleep last night… and

You woke up this morning!

So … add your own list … and let Him be … the LIFTER OF YOUR HEAD!

Psalm 3:3 But You, O LORD, are a shield about me, My glory, and the One who lifts my head.

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