Saturday, March 26, 2011

Too Tired to Fight

First, I must ask your forgiveness for letting you down the past few weeks.  Two bouts of strep, two bouts of ‘the bug’, a staph infection and spring break have kept me rather busy.  My children are quite well now, but it seems taking care of them has caught up with me.  This week I’m battling migraines and only doing what I can as I can and I’m tired of the fight.
Today I read about David and his battle with the Philistines.  Uzzah has already died for touching the Ark of the Covenant and David has been anointed king.  The Philistines were upon David and he prayed to the Lord for guidance asking if the Philistines would be handed over to him.  The Lord put the mighty Philistines into David’s hand and David squashed them like a bug.  Then David wrote a song to the Lord.
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my

He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
                he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
                from my foes who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
                but the Lord was my support.
                                -Psalms 18: 1-2 & 16-18

This really resonated with me today as I am feeling the weakness of my human form.  Unable to handle all that is cast my way.  But the Lord is mighty and He will defeat my enemy for me, so that I may rest comfortably in the days to come.  As you go through your week I encourage you to lean on the Lord and be renewed in Him.


  1. I'm sorry to hear you are down. The Lord will lift you up, Nichole. I believe that and will be praying for you. God bless!

  2. So glad to hear from you again. Hang in there! This too shall pass. Better days are headed your way. The weather will get better and things will look brighter. Get the rest you need and don't feel bad about it. You wore yourself out taking care of others when they didn't feel well.

  3. Thank you Hannah and Debbie! I appreciate the encouragement very much!