The week had been busy. I had the beginnings of a cold, and my sleep had been interrupted the two nights before. We had been working all week in preparation of bringing the calves home to the barn, and had risen early that morning to make the three hour journey to the ranch. Pulling up to the corrals, we began readying ourselves to move the cattle out of the canyon. Sighing, I lifted my eyes to the sky as I stopped to gather resolve before the work began.
“Lord, I am weary. Today I am going to need your help”.
The sky was beautiful. A brilliant blue, contrasted by the golden hues of the fall grass which had dried through the summer. It called for a moment of pause and admiration. As I gazed up into the beauty, I heard these words in my spirit.
I AM here.
I AM here in the sky above you.
I AM here in the air around you.
As you breathe it into your body.
I AM with you.
I AM here.
It wound up being a marvelous day. The cattle cooperated, moving up the canyon and climbing the steep hillside easily. The weather was warm, with a cooling breeze arriving at just the right time. Throughout the day God’s words came to me, their truth ringing through my mind.
Today if you feel weary, take the words of the Lord with you. For He is above and around and in you. He is with you. He is here.
Questions to Ponder:
Are you weary?
Sometimes life can seem overwhelming. When this is the case, don’t forget to remember God. Stop, take a moment, and tell the Lord how you feel. Memorize the scriptures below. Ask the Lord to bring them to your memory when they are needed. Write your thoughts and feelings in your journal. Ask the Lord to give you strength.
Psalm 139:7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Isaiah 40:29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. (NIV)
Poem: I AM HERE