Friday, March 18, 2011

What Have I To Offer?

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.  Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. “Galatians 6:9, 10 (NKJV)

It's hard to believe that March is half over and yet I have only written in my blog a total of six times these past few months.  For several months now I have been in a writing block.  A part of me wants to write but then another part of me says, ‘Why should I? What do I have to offer anymore that is interesting to others?’  Then there is another part of me that is having a very difficult time concentrating lately. 

Physically, I have been fighting with chronic health issues for over 25 years.  At times my health issues take its toll on me emotionally and spiritually.  Lately I have felt “spent” – as though there I nothing left to offer – to myself let alone to others.  Have you ever felt this way?  It’s an awful feeling.  When I read the above verse in Galatians this morning I thought to myself – ‘that’s it!  I have been losing heart!’   I have become so weary due to my chronic health that I have become weary and over burdened by life’s  everyday issues let alone the problems my chronic health brings along on a daily basis. 

Then I was reminded of what my Savior said in Matthew 11:28-30 (NKJV), “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.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  In Galatians we are told not to lose heart – not to grow weary, yet as we read in Matthew our Savior tell us that if or when we are weary we are to come to Him and we will find rest for our weary souls.  Christ knows that in our human bodies we will grow weary at times; but He offers us His strength if we just rest our weary bodies and souls in His most capable and loving arms.  

Dear Heaven Father, when I feel that I have nothing more to offer, what a comfort it is to know that You know that I will grow weary at times and in return You will offers Your burden and Your strength so I can find rest for my weary soul in Your comforting arms. Thank You Lord for Your love and strength.  In Jesus name, Amen. 


Debbie Petras said...

Michele, I'm so glad you posted today and shared your heart so transparently. You have many blogging friends who can offer some encouragement to you. None of us has it all together, after all. Life is hard and each one of us has different challenges. So let's pray for one another too. Hang in there friend. God loves you and so do I.

Blessings and love,

Anonymous said...

Michele, I appreciated this post because I've been in the same boat. My physical issues have pulled me into isolation and I haven't been able to do what I used to. The enemy loves to use that territory but God is well able to keep us through it. Just more refining fire! We'll just keep on keepin' on. Julie in NC

Anita H. said...

Thanks! I too, have been questioning whether I have anything to offer anyone. I was diagnosed with Lupus and fibromialgia 12 years ago. Many days it is difficult to function. It can also be discouraging to have a blog that just sits there. But I will continue to write to glorify God. The Scriptures you used blessed me so much. I will not grow weary, and I know God is with me. Thanks for sharing your life as a REAL Christian woman. We are all on a journey to becoming... Blessings!