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.