Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Monday Morning Meditations

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Streams of Living Water

This morning during my quiet time, I got out my old copy of “Streams in the Desert”

The poem gripped my heart as I  thought of the struggle I usually have in knowing what I am to post each week. This was especially true after regaining strength from a 3 day bout of intestinal virus.

This is just one of the stanzas of the devotion written on May 23rd…yet God wanted me to read it today.

“Are you standing at ‘Wit’s End Corner”?

Your work before you spread,

All lying begun, unfinished,

And pressing on heart and head,

Longing for strength to do it,

Stretching out with trembling hands?

Remember, at “Wit’s End Corner”

The Burden-bearer stands.” -Antoinette Wilson

This seemed to be God’s personal encouragement for me today;  time to pick up my unfinished writing and start again…this time with new strength and resolve.

I know friends who are struggling at  “Wits End Corner” right now.

Are you? Do you have some unfinished work that has become a heavy load? Maybe you are at wits end…looking for new direction for your life. If so, I pray God will encourage and renew your heart and resolve today.

Are you tired? Worn out?  Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly. (Matthew 11:28-30 The Message).

Dear Lord, Thank you for reminding us we have a burden-bearer who stands close by, willing to release us from the heavy load we’ve been carrying.  In the name of Jesus, amen. 

16 thoughts on “Monday Morning Meditations

  1. Yes, I have some very unfinished business–my screenplay and book about my sister and me during her terminal illness. I learned–and am still learning–so much from that experience.

    I know one day God is going to allow me the time to get it done. I just know it. Thank you for the prayer that He will.

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    • Vonda,
      Agreeing with you for the time needed to write that special screenplay and book about your sister’s illness and your time with her. I know it will touch the lives of many, even as you continue to do so right now. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. How fitting. God is helping me, through you. Thank you.

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  3. Well said my love. Thank the Lord He is our burden-bearer.

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  4. I think we’re on the same page today, my friend. Love this post – Streams is such a wonderful collection of encouragement. I’m glad that you and I are in the same circle, supporting each other, lifting each other up, encouraging each other to turn to God and wait expectantly for His blessing.

    Happy Monday.

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    • I just felt I had to get this out this morning. So glad you were encouraged. Like you, I’m so grateful for the rich friendships our blogs introduced us, Becky. God bless you my friend!

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  5. So true, Glenda! I was just thinking today about the things that have been put aside and I need to get back to. I hope you’re feeling better.

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    • Yes, much better, Leagh! Thanks for asking. So glad the Lord is there to direct us on those unfinished projects. I am still learning to rest in His timing and motivation, grace, etc. You know without Him we can do nothing. (: love you. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Thanks Glenda for letting the Lord use you even when you are ill. My prayers are with you. Your words are timely for me again and again. I find myself at wit’s end corner about every week with seminary, and yet the burden bearer picks me up again and again. For the big areas of life when I find my self at wits end i.e., family, ministry and direction these are especially times to embrace Gods care and grace for me. May I “Learn the unforced rhythms of grace” again and again. For it is in my weakness that Christ is strong.

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    • Oh thanks for stopping by Sean and doing something what you do well…encourage others. Thanks for your prayers. Had a great day of recovery yesterday and spent several hours with friends we have not seen in 19 years…just what the doctor ordered. Praying for you and family during these busy days. I have watched you and Amy turn your burdens over to the Lord and see you both walking in victory…no matter what! Thanks for being such an encouragement to so many.

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  7. My favorite! Streams in the Desert . . . a precious devotional you introduced me to years ago, while you’ve been with me to help me around Wits End Corner! Thank you, dear friend for the refreshment!

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    • Yes, this woman is still speaking to one generation after another from this anointed book. Quite an inspiration! You and I remain connected through the years as we go around the corners together. Not surprisingly, Jesus meets us every time! How great is our God.

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  8. Wits end…yes, I can definitely relate to that. I need to get back to writing with a refreshed heart…and get around Wits End Corner! Thanks for the reminder and encouragement Glenda!

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