Come - Psalm Sunday

>> Sunday, July 6, 2008

These weekly reflections are supposed to be just that, reflective. But as I sit here, I can't come up with a single blog-worthy thing to say. There are so many things going on in my mind. Things too personal to post at the moment. Yet things that are choking out any other thoughts or feelings that may be more appropriate to share in such a public place. Suffice it (for now) to say that life is complicated. Motherhood is complicated. Marriage is complicated. Being 34wks. pregnant and trying to be everything to everyone is definitely complicated. It seems that when trying to be what everyone needs, most people lose.... especially me. And especially this week.

I am tired. Overwhelmed. Feeling like I am doing too much but nothing well. Lucas continually says "Mommy, come play with me" as if he misses time together. I am behind on carriers I have promised to people. I am not being the wife, the sister, the friend I hope I am capable of. I am not ready for Baby. Our newborn clothes are still boxed up in the back of a closet that needs a major makeover to be ready for 2boys worth of things. I could go on.

Yet in the midst of it all, I feel God telling me to "Come." That was the word I heard in church today. Through the song, through the readings, in my soul.... "Just Come." We read from Matthew 11 "28Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
He hears my cries of disappointment and anxiety and fatigue and failure. He hears me asking if I am enough or if I am on the right path or what I should focus on next.... and His response to me is simply "Come."
Lord, let this Psalm be my prayerful response to your bidding.

Psalm 145

1 I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever.
2 Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom.
4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.
5 They will speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
8 The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
9 The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
10 All you have made will praise you, O LORD; your saints will extol you.
11 They will tell of the glory of your kingdom and speak of your might,
12 so that all men may know of your mighty acts and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations. The LORD is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made.
14 The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
17 The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.
20 The LORD watches over all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.
21 My mouth will speak in praise of the LORD. Let every creature praise his holy name for ever and ever.


Come, Now is the time to Worship (Brian Doerksen)

Come, now is the time to worship
Come, now is the time to give your heart
Come, just as you are to worship
Come, just as you are before your God
Come
One day every tongue will confess You are God
One day every knee will bow
Still, the greatest treasure remains for those
Who glady choose You now

5 comments:

Catherine July 7, 2008 at 7:41 AM  

This is beautiful, Farrah...

Elizabeth July 7, 2008 at 8:00 AM  

Heavens farrah lets get out this week and we can chat. just to get it out

Jana Morgan July 7, 2008 at 8:14 AM  

Thanks for sharing something I am needing constant reminders of these days.

Katharos July 7, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

Sweet friend, you are in my prayers.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life July 7, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

We read the same Matthew passage yesterday too. I had similar reflections - sometimes life can wear us out, but when we yoke ourselves with Christ, He bears the burden with us. I'm SO relieved!

Thanks for sharing, Farrah! I am praying for you!

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