I sing to you my Lord
and praise your Holy Name,
Dance with me my Jesus,
may the music sweep us away
Today I lay on mountains high
and breath your breath’s wind,
The trees they sway and leaves they sing
the notes of my Savior’s hymns.
I rest my weary head on you
and hear all life’s long rhythms,
My sins may interrupt my song
but you conduct their collapse.
In your name I bow down
and humble at your feet,
My hand you take and draw me near
to dwell in your home so sweet.
Hear the Lord calling to you,
His voice a sweet melody,
Listen, my child, I am your God,
My love an ovation do dear.
We all have days when we feel less than adequate. It’s a battle we all face at one time or another. When we feel this way, it’s all to easy to slip into that ‘I don’t want to do…’ mode. Yet, there are deadlines we have to keep, whether they are self-imposed deadlines or otherwise. What is one supposed to do when we feel this way? I’m not going be unrealistic; it’s difficult to climb the ladder out of this mode.
I felt like this yesterday (3/17/2021). My creativity was sapped and I couldn’t think up anything that would contribute to my current WIP. Have you felt this way at times? I was full of self-doubt. Have you had these thoughts too at one time or another? On Twitter I read a tweet by another author who wrote about feeling just this way, and she felt like giving up her writing. She went on to say that one of her fans (not knowing she was feeling that way) sent her a tweet telling her how much she enjoyed her books and even included a photo of the newly purchased book this author just released. What a joy that must have been for that author. That simple act from a fan renewed the author’s faith/confidence in herself.
Since we are all different with different interests, jobs, and hobbies; we will get lifted up in other ways. Sometimes we have to lift ourselves back up. That isn’t always easy to do. I think we need to find the source of our doldrums ourselves at times.
What can we try?
- Talk to someone
- Workout and get the blood/endorphins flowing
- Get off your phone. Yes, this means stop playing the games/scrolling social media, etc…
- Pray (yes, this really does work). You have to be receptive to this. Spend time with the Lord. He enjoys your company. Sometimes we are the impatient ones and expect results NOW. It doesn’t always work that way.
Even though negating moments such as this don’t feel very good, I firmly believe it keeps us humble and in check. Stay strong. Ask yourself what can be done to turn the negative feelings into positive feelings. You CAN do it. I have faith in you.
O Holy Lamb of God,
You hold eternity in Your hand.
Only You can break the seals
To bring the beginning of the end.
O Angels from on high,
You sound your trumpet blast.
Thunder peals and stars they fall
Christ Jesus has come at last.
Our King He reigns forever,
And wipes our tears with peace.
To Him all praise and glory
As we live eternally.
Call to Jesus, Call to Him
Call His Holy name, in that hour
of dark destruction, to you His
light He will ordain.
Let’s all take a step back and pray for everyone around the world. Whether they are sick with the Coronavirus or with another virus, disease or sickness, everyone needs prayers. Our Lord Jesus Christ watches out for us all. We are in His hands, He is trustworthy and true.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Bless everyone everywhere. Give them strength to get through this difficult time and heal their ills, wounds, and sicknesses. Keep them in Your tender care and shield them from all evil.
In Jesus name we pray, Amen