What is it about vacation that makes you need a vacation? Last week I had a blessed few days on the beach with my family. It was a sweet time for us. But let’s be honest, vacation is hard work for a weary mom. Doing life out of suitcases and out of your normal routine is not easy. I loved it, but at times I thought being home would have been easier. Still, breaking away with our families is important. So, God willing, we do it.
Lately, I keep having to push down this feeling of wanting to run away. Mostly, I just want to run away to Starbucks ,the Mall, or someplace where someone will make me a sandwich. By the way, there is no greater love than a friend who makes sandwiches I think. Maybe this is my own personal struggle, I wrote about it in Hope, but daily it still presses in.
I’ve been reading Psalms this summer and been encouraged by David. He was running for his life, literally. But, in his heart David was always running to the Lord. And, while he was running from and to simultaneously, he was most likely singing about it. I’m realizing, as I’m watching David, I can run away and change my circumstances. But if I run to the Lord, it will change my heart.
“But let those who run to You for safety be glad they did;
let them break out in joyful song.
May You keep them safe—
their love for You resounding in their hearts.
12 You, O Eternal, are the One who lays all good things in the laps of the right-hearted.
Your blessings surround them like a shield.”
Psalm 5: 11 – 12, The Voice Translation
This is my prayer, today for you and me. That we will be found running to the Lord, and be glad we did. I’m asking God to overwhelm us with His grace. May His love will fill our hearts and echo in our lives. May the song break forth, friends. Even if we are on way to Starbucks.
[callout]The NEW “Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet you in The Mess” is coming February 2015! [/callout]