April 15, 2007

Over It

Whether I feel over the blues or not, I have to get over myself. There is not one reason for me to be feeling so down. Not one! Honestly, I really think I am still tarred!

And if you're going through something like me right now, I give you the wake-up call:

All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it's not only around us; it's within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We're also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don't see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.

Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God's Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don't know how or what to pray, it doesn't matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. -Romans 8:22-28 (The Message)

Ahem... amen.

P.S. If you are up for a bit more reading, read Romans 8:5-28 here. It will do you some good.


  1. I agree 100%. Evrything is in his hands, we just have to have faith!

  2. Beautiful - and I've been tired and in a rut today so this really spoke to me. Thanks!!!!! You rock! I love your analogies.


  3. you go girl! Thanks for being so transparent with us these past few days.

  4. Sometimes when I am going through my down time...I feel like I need to retreat...to remember why I am here...to take care of my family, to teach them about Christ...to get back to basics...I hear you...more than you know...praying for you and sending hugs!!!!!!!!! BTW...could use some good ideas for healthier eating and less expensive eating...you know, because when I suggest retreating, I really mean help some crazy mother of 4 in tennessee get herself back on track...tee hee! :)

  5. The last week or 2 I have been feeling not 'right'. Not sure why.
    Very tarred, gloomy, grumpy, just not myself.
    Thanks for a great post!

  6. And after the waiting and difficult labor there is a HUGE blessing after all the hard work. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. that rocked. thank you. =)

  8. Nice posting...thanks for sharing :-)

  9. Get over yourself. LOL!!! And that is SO true. I have had those times too. Thanks for sharing.


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