20 May 2015

take a deep breath

I've had one of those days where I'm running all day, but never getting anywhere. It's immensely frustrating, because I can feel my feet hitting the ground, the perspiration on my forehead, and my limbs aching. But I'm not covering any distance. I end up with clenched fists and gritted teeth. A headache and a flared temper. A sharp, fiery tongue and an empty feeling inside. I have to be careful and painfully controlled not to take my state out on someone else. Which only worsens the situation. Not to mention that I don't even manage to accomplish that very often.



Bottling it up only makes me feel ready to explode.

And I think, on days like the one I've just had, it does not help to trap it all inside. You have to let it out. Breath in, and exhale. Stand steady and say, God, I haven't got this. I'm not okay. I'm barely holding on. I'm not unwavering or mighty or holy like you are, and that is why I need You in me. Replace the overpowering waves that are drowning me with Your perfect peace and comfort.

Psalm 55:22 - Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Matthew 11:28-29 - Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Isaiah 40:29-31 - He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint.

I am heavy laden. I want rest for my soul through Him. I want to learn from my God. And He has offered me all that. As a gift, a priceless gift that is undeserved.
Lord, I am so, so small. And You are so big. I am safe in your hold, and that is where I will always want to be. I will always come running back to you. Teach me how to be like You. Avert my concentration to heavenly things, to You. Show me how much bigger You are than my problems.

Jesus, I need you. I always will.

So I'll take a deep breath. With my God's strength always supporting me, I will run and not be weary. I shall mount up with wings like an eagle. And I will soar.

20 comments:

  1. "And I will soar."
    This is beautiful <3

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  2. Oh my goshh I haven't been here in awhile and must say how much I love your new design! Chic and sophisticated :)

    Emily | Lynde Avenue

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    1. Hey! I'm glad you visited again. And thank you so much, Emily.
      x

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  3. Absolutely loving the new theme, Tane!

    But yeah, today has kind of been one of those days. Except a little (almost a lot...) different. I am so tired and buried and dead. Ugh. But those verses... Mmhmm. God has me. Thanks for the post. I needed it. <3

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    1. Thanks, Candence.
      I know exactly how that feels. To be six feet under and just...suffocated. But I am so happy that you enjoyed this post.
      x

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  4. Why is it that you're so good with words? And your new blog design is gorgeous:)

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    1. Ha. Darling. Do you read your own writings? Stay youuu and thanks loads, Mariya.

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  5. Ah, you have days like this too. It's encouraging to know I'm not the only one (although I'm not wishing them upon anyone else!)... Thanks for sharing your struggles and the precious promises of our God. He is always there for us.
    And by the way, I really like your new blog design! :)

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    1. Yes, it's always encouraging to know you're not alone. That other people also have to deal with the same problems and issues and battles.
      Thank you, Jessica. xxx

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  6. Amen, dear sister! Wow. What powerful words and oh my! How I needed to hear them today!
    Hugs to you sweet Tane and may I just mention that your new design is absolutely gorgeous...? Love it my friend!
    Hugs,
    Kelly-Anne

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    1. Thank you so much, Kelly, lovely girl! I always enjoy your sweet comments.

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  7. i often have nightmares like what you first described. I'm trying to run with all my strength but im not moving anywhere. Stay positive xxx


    www.stripeyjane.blogspot.com

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    1. Then you can relate and understand. ♥ Thank you.

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  8. these is beautiful <3

    -c

    carabelleadreamer.blogspot.com

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  9. thank you for this post, tane, dear <3 i needed it. yesterday was definitely one of those days, and yeah.

    absolutely can't wait for your new design :) your header's already looking fabulous (^-^)

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    1. Yeah.
      It's a pleasure, darling. And thank YOU, for all your wonderful comments that you grace me with.
      Stay amazing.
      x

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  10. Wow. Your blog though 😍 and your design is stunning darling.

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    1. Thanks babe, you're the sweetest. x

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