I flopped onto my bed, exhausted and heavy. Not able to identify exactly where the road had taken a sharp left, I reached for my cell phone and typed a blurry SOS text to my husband through tear-filled eyes. My breaking point had been reached about two weeks prior, and I had hit a brick wall. I was a new-ish mom of three, and I had foolishly ignored both my body and brain’s signal cues to pause, slow down a bit, and rest. My pride had gotten the best of me and I couldn’t push myself to go any further.
Overwhelmed, worn down and out, I used the last ounce of strength I could muster to admit my desperation. Friends showed up at our doorstep, packed up the kids and left me to breathe. The solitude was like fresh, cool water over my parched soul. “How had I gotten this far off track?” I wondered. “And how in the world can I get back?” I realized that I had been an unrelenting taskmaster at the helm of my life and had been pushing myself at an unsustainable pace. Does this sound familiar? If so, grab your pen and notebook sister, because I’m going to share with you 5 things from God’s word to lift you out of the pit.
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