Emotions. I know how dangerous they can be if we follow them as leader in life. There I sat ‘feeling’ depleted. I cried out “Father I need Your wisdom to figure out what is going on with me! Holy Spirit You indwell me. You know this body. Why is it tired?" Have you ever felt this way?
We are so affected by our emotions. They can lift us up or drag us down! At this time for no apparent reason, I felt in a pit. It was wrong! So I prayed praise and worship to my God. I did not 'feel' like it, but I knew it was necessary.
You are my God. I love You, praise You and worship only You! You are Creator and Your creation sings Your praises. From the light of the stars and moon in the black sky to the sunrise of splendor calling forth a new day, Your heavens praise You and bring You glory. Perfection in the seasons of the flora as their leaves and flowers bloom forth in glory ~ for a short time ~ and then die until the next time; and the leaves on the trees die in Fall and the tree replenishes itself through the winter until Spring.
Do I go through seasons too? Seems I need replenishment in my spirit. Is it winter for me? You designed the flora to go through winter ~ do humans too? Then replenish me Oh Lord God Almighty!
Feeling like a soldier all alone out there. So many battles to be won. But strength waning. Without You Lord, I am totally useless! Then Lord You spoke to me through Isaiah:
. . . Fear not, for I have redeemed you [ransomed you by paying a price instead of leaving you captives]; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.
My God, You know me by name and You have called me. I am Your precious child. You call, I come to kneel before Your throne. You pick me up and sit me in Your lap and put Your loving arms around me. Ahhh. . . I am there like a toddler with a father’s vigor and love flowing around me, in me, and replenishing me fully. Know not how long I was there, but strength returned, and I’m again ready to be His soldier and go out into the world and battle for the lost.
Holy God, be Lord indeed over every situation ~ give me wisdom, words to speak, a heart overflowing with love! Father, I am no longer feeling small and alone, because You reminded me I have You in me and with me always. I stand strong again. Thank You!