It was a cold and scary night!
The moon didn’t give its light!
The birds weren’t even chirping,
And the trees all stood still!
It was all ghost – quiet and seemed like all odds were against me!
I’d been running for hours, days, weeks, months and a few years. Still, I kept running!
I had terrible bruises that hurt really bad but that wouldn’t stop me!
Emptiness and depression hit me, rejection and hurt ate deep; nonetheless, my motivation to run didn’t wane!
I ran into walls, trees, obstacles and fell into gutters yet kept running!
Severally, I took solace in trees and jungle fun but tonight seemed to be different.
Rest was so far from me!
One step forward,
A little miscalculation or maybe just frustration from running and I tripped
I fell so hard that in for seconds, I almost couldn’t feel my limbs anymore.
I thought I had been paralysed!
My heart was beating about 5 times faster
Anybody a couple of metres away could possibly hear it!
I really wanted to continue running but I couldn’t.
I felt frustrated!
I actually was frustrated
It looked like all my efforts had just become futile.
In the midst of my pain, hurt and injuries,
He stretched his hand!
“Yes Lord, I quit struggling. Use me!”
That was all I could say.
Written 24th September 2016, 3:24pm
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”