When I think I can't take it anymore.
There are 4 more days. We can do this. We can make it.
My house is out of control. Insurances are waiting for forms, tax preparations loom.
I couldn't sleep last night.
The first time in 6 months. I got up to pray and read those Ancient Words.
I was reminded how the Israelite's were taken from their land. They were banished;
sent into an exile they had been warned about.
Yet they were told to prosper where they were placed.
Even though they weren't in their homeland; they were taken into captivity;
they still had a purpose. Jeremiah 29:4-7
Even though great heartache and grief line our path; we are to prosper where we are.
There is still purpose and there is meaning. There is hope.
We are in the final days of radiation and chemo.
We need to continue to be aware of where we can serve;
of how we can share the grace that has been given to us.
We are tired and worn.
Yet through it all there is a reminder prosper where you are. Plant the fields.
We have purpose and meaning. No matter how hard the road.
I watch my farmer step each morning to the barn.
I have watched for 20 years.
A man born of routine and deep conviction.
He has walked that well worn path everyday;
even through chemo and radiation.
There is purpose. There is meaning.
Won't you walk that well worn path?
Won't you find the peace and joy from a life surrendered?
Even in the middle of life's most darkest moments, when we are worn and tired;
plant and prosper.
There is a future.
There is redemption for those who trust; and call upon the name of Jesus.
I have cried out these lyrics to this song since Elijah was taken home.
I want to see redemption win. And I LONG for this struggle to end.
But until then. We will plant and we will serve.
I'm tired, I'm worn
my heart is heavy
from the work it takes
to keep on breathing
....Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends