Just some gentle words for you today because the start of 2020 has been a bit of a challenge here and I would suppose I am not alone in this.
First of all, the world is just upside down. It really always has been, we just are noticing it more and more.
Politics are a mess…people who were supposed to be doing what they said they would do, haven’t and everyone is clamoring to be heard. The news is more like a bunch of posturing and opinionated celebrities who would be sent to their rooms in a decent home for talking the way talk and interrupting one another.
The weather is wild. Right now the sun is shining in through our rain-spattered, tiny-finger-print smeared windows but I know for a fact it is quite cold out there.
Yesterday was so gloomy and gray and humid and just a tad too warm for January.
We are not sure what tomorrow will bring on this roller coaster of climate change.
And I am recovering from yet another virus thing.
Tuesday was a great day of healing and yesterday I nose-dived again into complete exhaustion. My sweet husband has been so patient with me as I go from feeling better to not in a vicious cycle the past few weeks.
Today is better so far…so I am alternating working productively with sitting and resting.
I don’t rest well when I have been resting for long enough that the piles on the counter and tables are causing me anxiety attacks.
So how about you?
How has 2020 been treating you these first 16 days?
I hope if it is sapping you that you have people to love you through. I hope if you are sensing the turmoil out there that you are finding safe harbors to rest and refresh and renew your soul and your spirit.
I pray for you warm bowls of soup and cups of coffee or tea or cocoa…or whatever you sip while you study and read and rest.
I urge you to set a time to stop at the end of the day and read something or knit something or draw or watch a game (but please…mute and look away on the commercials because, have mercy…those can be rather unsettling.)
If you don’t have someone reaching out to comfort you, think of someone you can do that for because maybe God is getting your attention to be His hands and feet.
I pray right now for you – YOU…if you stopped by here and made it this far, I pray for peace in your heart and assurance that God is in control. No matter what the world, the weather, your health or the kitchen counter looks like right now – He is sovereign. He will give you the strength to heal. to serve, to grow, to thrive…and to rest when you need to.
blessings…and I will catch you tomorrow…same place…maybe same time? We shall see <3