Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dreary Days

 The clouds hung heavy for days - blotting out the sunlight. Rivulets of water ran down our cold glasses . The darkness closed in too early and I drew the shades against it. Trees seemed to droop under the weight of it all - as did I. The weather a metaphor for the state of my spirit.

I am apt to curl up inside on days when I have done it all wrong and the weight of it presses in. I long for the comfort of  my armchair - a cup of tea and endless word games - the minutes ticking into hours.

Just around sundown yesterday the winds picked up, driving the humidity away and the temperature down. The gray clouds parted to reveal what had been there all along. And the trees - the trees threw up their arms and danced. They swayed to the rhythm of the wind - bending low and anchored by roots that go down deep. It rushed through the branches whispering hope and encouragement.

My spirit longs for refreshment - and it comes on the wind of His breath. I bend to its rhythm and lift my heart to Him - the One who has been there all along. I long for roots that go deep - deep enough to make my spirit soar even on those days.

"Spirit of the living God,
 Surround my dreary world today
 And set my feet to dancing.
 The silent song of days gone gray,
 A heart that's heavy laden,
 Won't have the last, the final say.
 I know a song of dancing leaves,
 They swirl and twirl despite the gray.
 Spirit of the living God,
 Set my feet to dancing."

 Debra Klingsporn



  1. When the wind shifted yesterday afternoon and the temperature finally dropped a little, I felt so much happier. I've decided that humidity is a happiness sucker (unless you're at the ocean, in which case, you're probably on vacation and already relaxed).

  2. Wow, Linda! You are such a writer. You make me think of things that I can't think of on my own. ooooh, I like the way you write.

  3. I love how you see life. And your view is amazing, Linda! :)

  4. I am praying refreshment for you you, dear one. I'm sorry things have felt so oppressive. We had a storm pass through this morning and it hasn't stopped raining since. Temps are supposed to drop so there may be snow in the morning. Thinking of you and praying for your heart and sending love.

  5. January is ending on a sunny note here but it has been a long, gray month.