I’m Tired


two turtles basking, one on top of the other

Of planning my own course,
And making quite a mess of it all—
I’m tired.

Of running the race in my own strength
Instead of waiting on God—
I’m tired.

Of holding onto grudges
That are fast becoming roots of bitterness—
I’m tired.

Of staying up late night after night,
Worrying about things I cannot change—
I’m tired.

Dear Lord, I give You
My plans,
My race,
My grudges, and
My cares—
Because I’m tired of living Your life without You.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you.

Written for the Five-Minute Friday Prompt: Tired

Photo taken in Chesapeake, VA, 2010

Copyright © 2018 Angela Umphers Rueger – All Rights Reserved


6 thoughts on “I’m Tired

    • Thank you so much, Barbie! I got as far as clicking on your link yesterday, then got distracted. But I finally got to read it all the way to the end this morning. What a great reminder of the importance of sleep! I pray you get yours.


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