There's A First Time
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Well, so this is my first blog entry, and the end of my first half-day on SparkPeople.com. It's already been tough. I've had some people add me as friends, and I'm immediately amazed that people care that I'm doing this. For so long I've been surrounded by people who don't seem to care that I'm struggling with this, and I already feel so empowered.
Already I've told SP to make me a strength plan . . . maybe, if I can get up at 7:30, do a half-hour strength workout with my resistance bands, I will actually do it and not get exhausted by noon because I won't have to walk to the gym. I've been having such a problem actually pulling myself out of bed recently, and I don't think stress -- between school, my crappy roommates, the insomnia it's causing, and other assorted issues -- is helping with that.
So I was reminded of Ps. 6 today, and chose it as my Bible Reading chapter of the day. Thought I'd put it on here.
O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath.
Be merciful to me, LORD, for I am faint;
O LORD, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
My soul is in anguish.
How long, O LORD, how long?
Turn, O LORD, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love.
No one remembers you when he is dead.
Who praises you from the grave?
I am worn out from groaning;
all night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.
Away from me, all you who do evil,
for the LORD has heard my weeping.
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy;
the LORD accepts my prayer.
All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;
they will turn back in sudden disgrace.
Great stuff, huh?
Ironically enough, when I went on BibleGateway to c/p that, the Verse of the Day was “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”- James 1:12.
Maybe God has heard my cry for mercy and everything is about to change.