Songs for the Road: The Psalms of Ascent: Day 20

Grace Day

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Today's Text: Hebrews 13:12-16

Take this day as an opportunity to catch up on your reading, pray, and rest in the presence of the Lord.

 ”Therefore, Jesus also suffered outside the gate, so that he might sanctify the people by his own blood. Let us then go to him outside the camp, bearing his disgrace. For we do not have an enduring city here; instead, we seek the one to come. Therefore, through him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of lips that confess his name. Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices.”
- Hebrews 13:12-16

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  • I’m here waiting for my kids to get ready for a last-minute overnight stay at their best friends home and happen to open up SRT to see if anybody else has commented. Heather, I am praying for you right now. Such a blessing that we can come together in unity to lift one another up. I pray you get the rest that you need. I also pray that women in your church community will come along side you to help you out with your family..

  • Heather Legge

    Can you guys pray for me? I have had a very difficult week medically. I am really struggling with my weakness and my physical limitations. I have had more responsibility put on me at work and I can barely handle working part time as it is. I’m really scared that I am going to end up sick and in the hospital soon. All signs point to that, but I am trying really hard to not let that happen. I feel really sad when my kids see me just laying on the couch and then I am putting them to bed early because I don’t have the energy to stay awake even to watch a movie. I am sort of rambling and venting here…I wasn’t even able to vacuum my small apartment this evening. I know that doesn’t matter in the long run…but I haven’t been able to do that stuff all week. So it’s not like I just need to rest for a bit…I’m slowly losing myself to my physical illness and I’m really discouraged.

    • Amber

      Praying for restorative rest and healing and if God doesn’t allow circumstances to provide rest, that above all He would be your strength.

    • Caty Winyard

      Oh Heather, I am so sorry!! I am in a very similar situation with my health as well. Been in the ER multiple times, and have spoken to a dozen doctors who won’t see me or have no idea what’s wrong with me or think it’s all in my head. Praying for healing for your body, strength to keep facing each moment, and a community to surround you with love in tangible ways.

      • Heather Legge

        I’m sorry. I was treated that way before I was finally diagnosed. It is REALLY hard. Let me know if you ever want to talk.

      • churchmouse

        Caty, praying for improved health for you too. Sickness is wearying, and especially difficult when diagnosis is hard to come by. Praying you are led to a wise and sympathetic physician.

      • Heather Legge

        Hi again. I think I found you on IG. And I think we may have very similar illnesses. I definitely want to talk!!!

    • churchmouse

      Praying for strength of body and rest for your soul, Heather. Praying you feel the presence of Jesus and let Him carry your burdens while you just lean in to Him. May others come along to help out also.

  • churchmouse

    Jesus suffered to sanctify. Could it be then that my suffering too has a divine purpose? Could it be that in my pain and sorrow, something holy can be birthed? Oh let me go to Him and offer up a sacrifice of praise. Let me, even now, in this hard place, confess His mighty name. Let me do the good that I can and let me share what I know. And may He be pleased.

  • Honesty time: my initial reaction to the call in these verses to get outside the city to be with Jesus and share in His suffering was, “Umm…no, thanks.” But I know that He didn’t suffer and die so that I could stay safe and comfortable inside the city. Being with Him is SO much better than anything I could experience tucked away in my own comfort. I’m glad He was good to remind me of that this morning. I’m glad He’s good all of the time! :)

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