Friday, 26 July 2013

A Bruised Reed

Join me in the Five Minute Friday Challenge hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker. Participants write for 5 minutes with no editing, no over thinking, and no backtracking. This week’s word is: Broken.

 

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Some days I feel so useless. With everything that’s been going on around here lately I’ve reached a brick wall. And crashed right into it. My body has been refusing to cooperate.

This morning I got up. That was an achievement folks. The fact that it was the same time as playgroup began didn’t matter. We still got ready and went anyway – for the last half. And I’m so glad we did. Just to get away from ourselves. To do something instead of staying home and being reminded of how useless and broken I feel. I’ve had several of those days lately. Too many.

My situation is right up in my face. Getting up my nose. Frustrating me. And I know that ‘when I am weak, He is strong.’ I know all that but some days I just want more. I don’t want to be this weak. This broken.

That’s when He gently whispers…

A bruised reed He shall not break, and a smoking wick He shall not quench… (Isaiah 42:3)

And I realise - it’s not so much about being broken. He just hasn’t finished working on me yet.

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Now, your turn…

10 comments:

  1. That's so true. He still has work to do. He is faithful. Saying a prayer for you!

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    1. Thank you Barbie - He sure is faithful! Bless you heaps :)

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  2. That is so beautiful. I really like what you wrote. So sorry you have been not feeling up to par. I can relate to the wanting to do more than your body will allow on some days. Comforting thoughts here though.

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't really sure where I was headed with this one. I think I may have surprised myself even with what came out. It's certainly given me something to ponder for a bit. Blessings to you :)

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  3. Dear Lizzie
    I hear your heart, dear friend! So often with Fm/CFS it is very difficult to get up in the mornings. Some days I also feel as if I do not have the courage to keep on keeping on.
    But we know our Lord never breaks a broken reed.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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  4. That's awesome, Lizzie. A diamond in the rough being polished OR refining gold being put the the fire. Praise GOD!

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    1. Yes - one of those!! Blessings :)

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  5. Thankful that your honest heart is fully welcome with Him, even when it's only to whisper that you long for something more. Thankful that He answers. And thankful that I stopped by from FMF this week.

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    1. Praise God that we are fully welcome - no matter what. Amazing stuff. :)

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