I never get headaches. Seriously. Well, an "almost never" that is so close to never that I can say "never." The only time I get them is if I am way beyond tired, such has only a few hours sleep for many nights in a row, or if I have a fever, or if I haven't eaten for over a day.
I've had a headache since Saturday and my patience is growing thin for tolerance. Here it is Wednesday morning and I want to be grumpy at 6 a.m., but I have to write this introduction and prayer. I really just want to go back to bed and take a sick day. But I won't.
There is a sound of a motor, maybe a car warming up, cutting in and out, that's been going on for at least a half hour, eating at my brain with noise, and I feel like running outside in my underwear and grabbing the key from the ignition and throwing it on the ground outside of the car.
And now I have the hiccups as I write this. I give up!
I am currently not a burden to anyone. Even the dogs continue to sleep and hubby is gone to work. However, this devotion reminds me that I can never weigh God down with my problems. So I can share my burdens this morning with Him and He will listen and He will help me to get through. He loves me so much.
Some day when I feel better, hopefully I can pay God's love forward by listening to another's needs just as God listens to me.
This devotion is one that made me laugh when I wrote it about what feels so sinful to me every time it happens. A Self-Seeking Snuggle Holder? Me? Yep! Did that really come out of my head and go down on paper?
Please pray with me. Lord, I want to praise your name and dance, but instead I have this headache that won't go away, so I'll just imagine myself dancing in my head for You. Ah! I am so silly. Thank you for listening to me and caring whenever I call out Your name. Please take away these small burdens of mine that must seem minuscule compared to some of the others who pray to You. When I am feeling better, help me to find a way to pay forward Your love for me to others. Show me what I can do and give me willpower to take action rather than to watch the moment go by without doing anything. I pray these things in Your name, who is worthy to receive glory and honor. Amen.
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(first posted 12/16/15)
P.S. It wasn't a car warming up. The leaf removal from the city was working in the dark at 6 a.m.! Arrggggg! Why? It went on for about 45 minutes!