16 February 2011

Letting It Wash Over Me

This past weekend I was sick.
I was tired.
I was drained.
I was empty.

I just wanted to stay under the covers Sunday morning but went to church dragging. I felt lifeless. My nose red from sneezing. My head was heavy.

I didn't feel like standing up to sing.

All I could do was sit there and let the words wash over me. And in my sickness and emptiness, God sat down next to me.

Sometimes God lifts us up and holds us in His hands so that we can shine.

Other times he quietly sits down beside us in our emptiness and uses songs and prayers and silence to fill us up again.


Glory in the Highest was played at church this week and it's one of those songs that's just awe inspiring for me. More than just the words, because last weekend I was barely listening. More than just the tune and rhythm. There is just something that stops my breath a bit and all I can do when I hear or feel it is be in wonder.

"You are the one. You are my glory."



  1. Love this post. So true. There have been times this exact thing has happened to me. Good thing He knows just what we need! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing this Laura...I did stay home sick Sunday, but have had to drag myself to work, co-op and work again today...sometimes it feels like I am all alone and no one cares that I'm sick, they just "want the job done". Thank you for reminding me who is always there, and always cares...I just need to be aware!
    Hope you feel better soon!:-)

  3. Loving this post, hun. I'm so glad that I'm following you.

  4. So encouragine! I love that song as well!

  5. I love this post. I love the way you write and I LOVE the song. Sometimes when I am in church and my daughter and son in law are singing (they are part of the praise team) I have to not watch them, and just let the words wash over me...did I tell you how much I loved this post?? LOL

  6. What an amazing reminder! Love, love, love it!

  7. Oh Laura,

    How I needed to hear your words... they are so true that sometimes God just sits down right there beside us. I feel that soooo often when I am down or sick. I do have fibromyalgia, I don't talk about it much. I just try to find the joy in my life and keep reaching for HIM!

    I am soooo glad I found your blog.

    May you have a blessed and sunny weekend!



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