Trudging through sludge

Do you ever feel like this? I do. In fact, I feel that way today. Except that I’m a girl. But seriously I’ve got so many things running through my head, and so many things on my plate today, it’s hard to even know where to start. How can we lighten the load?

On my way to work I did the very best thing I know how to do when I’m having one of these mornings; I prayed in the Spirit. The Bible says that the Holy Spirit is my helper, so I said, “Help!” And you know what? He did.

He reminded me of a couple of scriptures that I learned as songs years ago, but they are powerful truths. He reminded me to put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness according to Isaiah 61:3. And He reminded me to seek out the presence of the Lord for in it there is fullness of joy according to Psalm 16:11. I needed to thank God for His goodness, praise Him for all He’s done, seek out His presence, and get some joy. That’s what I needed. That and a double mocha latte. And maybe a brownie.