Friday, January 30, 2009

Run to Him

Ever have one of those mornings where every little thing gets on your nerves and frustrates you? Today I experienced one of those mornings. I've had a very annoying cold for the past couple days that has made me very sleepy- but not during the night. After tossing and turning for most of the night, I was rudely awakened by my alarm clock at 6:15 AM alerting me that I needed to get ready for work. Of course, I was now having absolutely no problem with staying in my bed and getting some much needed rest. It was a struggle dragging myself out from under the covers, but I managed. Still half asleep, I read my devotions, ate a quick breakfast, and quickly got ready for work.

Once I warmed up my car and headed down the road, I realized I couldn't remember much from what I had read in my daily devotional book- not a good start to the day. Also, it seemed as if nearly EVERY car behind me was following only a couple inches from my bumper. I always get irritated when other drivers do that, because I don't want to speed up for them, and I don't want them following me so close in case I have to brake suddenly. As I started to think not-so-nice-thoughts toward the driver behind me, ironically my car radio was playing Twila Paris's song, "Run to You".

Even on the sad days, I run to You
Even on the good days, too, I run to You
Even before all else fails, You know it's true
You are the wind in my sails, I run to You.

As I heard that first line (I felt like replacing the word "sad" with "bad"), I really didn't feel like running to God or praising Him. I was grouchy, tired, it was early in the morning, and that person behind me was getting way too close for comfort. It's so easy to talk about having patience and being full of love, but when it comes to applying it to my life, it can be quite a different story! I am just so thankful that God is a forgiving and patient Father. He never grows weary or faint, and He gives this same beautiful promise to His children.

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 faint.


Cathy said...

I hope you will be well soon, Sara. I don't like people following too close to me either. After being hit a few times, I keep an eye on them!

Peter (Faith For God) said...

I know exactly what you are talking about! I hate to admit it but i have those mornings far too often! Sometimes regardless of how much I pray I just cant seem to snap out of it! I realize now that happiness is a choice and as long as I continue to dwell on my frustration and aggravation things will only get worse! Sometimes it takes half of my day before i decide to let go of my cruddy morning and just trust God that the rest of my day will be a good one!

Priscilla said...

I get those days too, I like to listen to the radio or itunes and put my attention on GOD instead of me...and how bad I feel. It always helps. It is so great that we can always RUN to God!

People on the bumper is no fun, cant stand that either!
Have a great day Sara!

Ella said...

I can totally understand about having bad days. They happen to all of us. I hope you took encouragement from the fact that Christ is there right in the midst of those crummy days....though it might not always feel like it.

Lots of Love,

Maxine said...

Tell me about it! We all have days like that from time to time! Believe me, I do think the Lord understands, and when we run to Him, He'll lovingly bring us to the point where we get over it--at least for a while. Hope you feel better and that I see you tomorrow!

logankstewart said...

I always hate it when I think back and realize that I don't remember what I read from my devotional, or more so, from the Holy Word of God. But praise God that we can read any time we need to. Grace to you.

Joy said...

I can relate! I wish I would remember to turn to Him sooner in the day than later, you know? It always goes better that way. But the number of days I actually remember that usually far out weigh the times I do.

Thanks for sharing this today. :D