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Monday, May 16, 2011

Mercies in Disguise

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home,
It's not our home

‘Cause what if your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are your mercies in disguise
-Laura Story
So where have I been the past week: well life threw me a curve ball. An event from my past has resurfaced, and although I don’t want to share details I will share that it hit me hard, but not as hard as it could have though, this will not win. I didn’t work out this week at all, nor did I eat right this week, but I can say that I was stronger than I have ever been. I’ve had healing, and it’s apparent. I also have a loving family that surrounds me when I need them the most. It was not a coincidence that I was going to be with my sisters this weekend and it was just what I needed to move forward yet again and be strong. Even though it was a crazy week and my workout plans failed, it will be ok, because I’m getting back on track this week and I’m moving forward. I’m not upset with myself for skipping workouts, nor will I worry that those didn’t get done, I will simply just keep looking forward and move on. This is a huge realization for me – to be able to not look back at something I wanted to have done and be ok with just moving forward. I’m blessed with healing. And so I think just like that song above, “what if my greatest disappointments or the aching of this life is the revealing of a greater thirst...” I am strong, so very, very strong.

So we are starting this week fresh with this week’s workout:
Sunday – gym
Monday – Run 4 miles with 4x20 sec strides. Yoga 60 min
Tuesday – Run 5 miles with 2 at HM pace
Wednesday – off
Thursday – Run 4 miles with hills. Gym to cross train and weights (actually will be at the MAVERICK’S PLAYOFF GAME!!!)
Friday – probably do the run from last night and elliptical and bike
Saturday – Run 9 miles easy
Tomorrow: weekend update on little sister’s graduation!!

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