Two weeks ago, Paul, my boss, led staff worship with some reflections on Psalm 145. Ever since then I keep coming back to this beautiful psalm of praise. The part that really struck a chord with me was verses 15-16:

The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time.

You open up your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.

The way in which God satisfies our desires, if we let him, is something that has been going through in my head since then. Partly I think in response to the difficulties we have been having regarding our house move from Brentwood to Tonbridge, and I think in our wider scale of am I truly looking to God to provide for me, to excite me, to satisfy me.

Alongside this was the phrase ‘at the proper time’. God works in His time not ours. Simple to say, very difficult to understand but something I am learning more about.

Are you allowing God to satisfy your desires?

Chris
cskidd1983@gmail.com
Married to the amazing Sarah and raising Jakey, Daniel, Amelia, Josh & Jonah in our blended family. Passionate for Jesus, social work & sport.

0 thoughts on “Feeling exhausted”

  1. praying that you meet God in a profound way in your rest- if hard work has taken over I trust a little divine rebalancing takes place. all the best

  2. We will all be praying for you, Hannah and Daniel as you take some ‘time out’ over the coming weeks. Enjoy your time ‘sniffing life’s roses’ and taking life at a slower pace. We are confident that God will meet you and carry you through this time and that you will learn much from it. Sending you our love and prayers. Julia, Andrew, Ben and Abigail

  3. “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.” Psalm 37:7

    “In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.” (Psalm 127:2)

    Take care Chris,
    Neil

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