Today is not one of my better days. I’m tired. Fibromyalgia tired. Those of you who suffer with the affliction know what I mean. It’s an I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-but-I-feel-like-I-haven’t-slept-in-a-week kind of tired. And my body hurts. I don’t have the energy to write a full post — I know, you’ve heard that from me before and you will hear it again. Such is life with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. Today I will just share one of my favorite Psalms with you. It has kept my head above water on many an occasion. Perhaps it will do the same for you.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress
That’s it for me today. I’m going to go rest and be still, knowing that he is God and he is with me.