Worn Out No Longer

And my prayers are wearing thin
I’m worn even before the day begins
I’m worn I’ve lost my will to fight
I’m worn so heaven come and flood my eyes

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn
I want to know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
Cause I’m worn

~ “Worn” by Tenth Avenue North

I have been feeling so worn out recently. I love my job, I love people, I love serving, I love helping, but recently it’s been tough. From the time I awake until I go to bed at night, I have to fight and try so hard to keep a good attitude and serve with a smile on my face.

It’s because I see so much pain on a daily basis, so much hurt, and so many times I just don’t know what to do, it’s tiring.

I needed a vacation.

If you read my post from Thursday last week, then you already know that I went to visit Ryan & Janae in Springfield, Missouri with my best friend. It was exactly what I needed. Being able to reconnect with them was amazing. Despite the separation of time and distance, it was great how we could just pick right back up as if there was never any separation.

It was great to be able to finally relax fully, not have to worry, or stress, or problem solve. I was able to just be myself.

That time to relax was what I needed to recover, de-stress myself, and I am really excited to go back to work today! (I thought about going in yesterday when I first got home, but decided against it, to enjoy the day).

When you are feeling worn, God can provide you with ways to recharge. Sometimes it’s the little things, and sometimes it’s driving halfway across the country to see good friends for a few days. Whatever it is, seize it, it’s the only way you can continue on…

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