Monday, February 26, 2007

No wonder I don't feel so good...

The winter months often bring sickness to many households and families around me. Children get the sniffles; moms fight off the flu in order to keep thier homes running smoothly. But I was thinking about how sometimes I just don't feel good. Blah is the best way to describe it. Isn't that funny? Well, it's not, actually... its disturbing to me.

Let me explain. Often, when I feel "blah," I can look back and see a pattern of sin; a time of struggle over bad habits; a season of being away from the word. We all know we need nourishment and a healthy lifestyle to live up the schedules that we create for ourselves.

What a gift that God calls us to himself. He gives us the desire for him. Amazing.

A couple of weeks ago, I had been thinking about all of these things, and at church, we sang a song that helped me see...

Satisfied - Author Unknown
All my life long I have panted for a drink from some cool spring
That I hoped would quench the burning of the thirst I felt within
Hallelujah! He has found me, the one my soul so long has craved,
Jesus satisfies all my longings, through His blood I now am saved.

Feeding on the filth around me til my strength was almost gone,
Longed my soul for something better, only still to hunger on.
Hallelujah! He has found me, the one my soul so long has craved,
Jesus satisfies all my longings, through His blood I now am saved.

Poor I was and sought for riches, something that would satisfy,
But the dust I gathered 'round me, only mocked my soul's sad cry.
Hallelujah! He has found me, the one my soul so long has craved,
Jesus satisfies all my longings, through His blood I now am saved.

Well of water ever springing, bread of life so rich and free,
Untold wealth that never faileth, my Redeemer is to me.
Hallelujah! He has found me, the one my soul so long has craved,
Jesus satisfies all my longings, through His blood I now am saved.


Father, help me to see my cravings for satisfaction and joy as your design to draw me - let me never feast on the filth around me - its satisfaction is so quickly fleeting... Father, you are enough!

5 comments:

donna b said...

i agree 100% nicole! very wise words that were of great encouragement to me today!

Christie said...

It's good to know we're not alone in this struggle. God is always so faithful.

Thanks for sharing your heart.

B and B said...

Sure! Copy away my friend! Glad you enjoyed it!

julie said...

hey, i get to meet roslyn next month! it's so cool she's your cousin...all these connections everywhere...

i enjoyed your post and would like to tell you that i also struggle with the winter blues. i hope you feel better soon!

Allison said...

AMEN my sister!! I have to say I'm in that season of struggle myself. You aren't alone. So glad the Lord is faithful and loves us despite our sin! I love that song too!