We woke up this morning and it was my turn to take the dog outside. But I was so tired that I hoped my rustling in the bed had not awaken the sleeping puppy beside me — especially since I expected the temperatures outside were likely in the teens and a stark contrast to the warm bed I currently inhabited.
Then it started…
The puppy started rustling about, wanting to get up and wake me up, but each time she stood up and tried to take a step, she was still so tired that she would just fall over and lay there for a while. It seemed like she didn’t really want to get up and brave the cold this morning either.
I told my wife, “Pompom ‘can’t even’ this morning!”
I’m guessing that the puppy rejoiced a little bit on the inside when I didn’t rush her into action either this morning — we were both taking refuge in the warm bed, both comfortable in the blankets that covered us.
I pray that today we are trusting and taking refuge in the Lord, knowing that He has us covered and protected, and that we aren’t alone in our situation and that we don’t have to face our challenges alone, but that He will walk into them with us. I pray that we won’t be in such a rush to foolishly clamor out the door by ourselves into whatever lies ahead, leaving Him behind because He cannot participate in our sinfulness — and I pray that we will not be so lazy, depressed, anxious, and doubting that we might foolishly stay in the same place when He is calling us at the right time to go with Him into pour purose and calling for the day. I pray we will not fall to either side, but will contentedly and boldly “move when you move, say what you say, pray what you pray”. And have us rejoicing the whole way, Lord, because your way is best. And even though without you, “I can’t even” — Lord, with you anything is possible”. Amen.
But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyful praises forever. Spread your protection over them, that all who love your name may be filled with joy.
Psalms 5:11 NLT