Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tired?

It seems like people are worn out right now; tired from all the things that are on their plates. While I do understand being tired and am currently irritated with the amount of sleep I am requiring, I also know that God is on control, even of our task list.

Ps. 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.

Before we were ever created God knew exactly how each one of us was going to be, even that we would be tired right now. He knew May would be a busy month and that we would be unseasonably cold here, that there would be graduations for some and weddings for others and both for yet others.

All these things are opportunities to give Him praise and to delight in who He is and what He is doing in and around us. The God of the universe cares for each one of us and we should spend our days in praise to Him for His steadfast love and care for people like us.

I think it's ok to be tired, but not if it takes away our joy in the process and not if we are agitated with God over how He made us. He planned from eternity past the work for us to do, Eph. 2:10, and He gives the strength to complete every single task that is on our list, Phil. 4:13.

As SKH spoke about in 128 this past Sunday, we are each one members of the body and the body is dependent on each member, to show up, to do its part, and to rely on Christ's strength working in us to carry out that task. Be tired, but be about the Father's business, while it is still called today and you still have breath.

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

Hi, I couldn't find a place to contact you except as a post so I apologize and hope this is ok! I began reading your blog last night in my search for "icd implantation procedures" Typically I skip over blogspot websites because I was looking more for detailed facts about the procedure. But, when I found myself on your page, reading about your family I was shocked by how incredibly similar out stories are. It seems as though God granted a miracle for you and it went so well that he granted one for us as well.

Last year, July 7th to be exact, my little brother (19 at the time) had a cardiac arrest while at an early morning swim practice. Reading your story was like reliving ours. He received cpr on the pool deck and was shocked 5 times by the AED. I still think abot how amazing it was that during such an awful event things went so incredibly well. at the hospital they could not stop his heart from going into an erratic heart beat and they were concerned about his brain function so they used the arctic sun on him and lowered his body temp, as they did your son.Jordan was in his cold coma as we call it for 2 days. At one point they wanted to check his brain function so they allowed the sedation to wear off and him to wake up a bit.I remember us all waiting nervously by his bedside as we prayed that he would still have brain function. We could see him trying to open his eyes and we could see the concentration on his face as he tried so hard to give us that thumbs up. The next day they warmed his body temp and allowed him to wake up all the way. The nurses had to tie his arms to the bed because he was trying to pull out his breathing tubes and we had to constantly remind him to relax as he was trying so hard to open his eyes and figure out what was happening to himself. He's a fighter just like Grant I suspect. After he was awake we were thankful, surprised, and basically overly emotional to find that the 20 pound lighter Jordan in front of us was still our Jordan. Sense of humor (although loopy from all the meds), smile, mannerisms were all our Jordan. After concern of an infection because of a fever and some lasting concerns of still not knowing what exaclty caused the cardiac arrest Jordan received his ICD.
In the months following this event we have come to find that Jordan has Long QT Syndrome, a condition which has also been found in me (hence the google search that led me to you). We are so thankful and grateful for everyday that we get to have Jordan here but as you probably know it is still hard to cope with what has happened. Jordan was a collegiate swimmer and is not longer able to compete which has been a hard adjustment for him and for all of us.

Anyway, I just wanted to contact you and let you know that even though your event was 2 years ago you are not alone. I am so happy that things turned out as they did for your family. I have read about the whole year of your life in 2008 and you are a great writer. Thank you for sharing your story on here. In some way it has been comforting.

Sincerely,
Lindsay B.

Chuck Weinberg said...

Isn't it interesting how God puts people together and how similar events are in completely different lives.
Lindsay, thanks for the comment and you can contact me at chuck@pricelessgranite.com
God is good to us every day.

~Kim said...

Thanks for the post, Chuck. Very encouraging.