Wednesday, February 18, 2015

.a clean heart.

Create in me a clean heart, O God,
  and renew a right spirit within me. 
Cast me not away from your presence,
  and take not your Holy Spirit from me.  
Restore to me the joy of your salvation 
and uphold me with a willing spirit.
 Psalm 51:10-12

My spirit has been restless lately.
I am stressed...big changes are coming for our family with my husband's career. What if we don't get the duty station we'd like? What if we do? What kind of helicopter will he be flying for the rest of his military career?
I am least one, maybe two, of my kiddos are getting teeth in. People aren't sleeping, they're cranky.
I am sick...stress is not kind to me. If I stray even a tad from my very strict diet, I am sick for days.
And so my spirit has become tired. I've been cranky and short-tempered with those I love the most. I've let the craziness of my life become an excuse for my behavior. And, quite frankly, it is just that: an excuse. Yes, things are a bit bonkers right now, but, really, not a valid reason.
And so this verse is my prayer.
My prayer for the Lenten season is a clean heart and a right spirit as we prepare for Easter.
If you are struggling with the craziness of life, I hope you will join me in this little quiet place. I would love to share this season with you. To partake in Lent together, Friend, would be so delightful and refreshing to the spirit.
Blessings, Laura

Other posts in this Lent season
.pleasant words.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I have gotten caught up in the craziness as well, & I need to refocus. I love that verse, & think it is a great prayer to pray. I will be praying for you as you face so much change :)