Yesterday was one of “those” days. You know what I mean? The kind of day that you just struggle to get through, like there’s a cloud hanging over your head waiting to open up and pour rain on you at any minute. I’ve been fighting a really nasty cold for nearly two weeks and the past few nights, I’ve had coughing fits keep me up most of the night. The night before had been particularly restless. I think I slept about two hours, interrupted.
Needless to say, I felt foggy, and not great with the cold. I kept trying to be productive with the time during the day but every time I started something, I just felt worn down. I kept thinking that it would all be okay once I got to Bible study. Our evening group is wrapping up “Breaking Free” with Beth Moore and it has been an incredible study. Sure enough, just as I was getting ready to leave, my husband called from baseball practice, nearly an hour away, to say our son had accidentally locked the keys in the truck. No Bible study – I needed to run spare keys to him so the boys could get into the vehicle.
As I was driving back home, I was really struggling. I couldn’t even sing along with the radio to the worship music that was playing – something I absolutely love to do when I am alone (because no one can hear me!). When I got home, I peeked at my phone and saw the Twitter feed of an acquaintance I met through Proverbs 31 Ministries.
Her text said she was taking a break. She closed with “Sometimes living free is knowing when you need to pull away and just hang w/God.” That just grabbed me. That was exactly what had been missing in my day. I needed to just “hang with God.” So, I sat at the counter with my Bible open to the Psalms and my journal next to it. It was peaceful. It was calming. I felt the love of my Father settling my restless and rest-less spirit.