(So, I was singing this song today, and I just changed some words and added some stuff to make it mine.)
In the morning, when I rise, give me Jesus.
I set aside time to be with the Lord, to learn and experience and adore.
When I walk to class, give me Jesus.
He holds me up and keeps me on my feet, moving forward when I feel defeat.
When I do homework, give me Jesus.
Sometimes it’s a stretch to finish it all, but He will catch me when I fall.
In the evening, when I tire, give me Jesus.
He refuels me enough to finish the day, reminding me that he’s the way.
When I’m busy or when I’m bored, give me Jesus.
When I’m here or when I’m there, give me Jesus.
When I write about Him, he’s here, he’s Jesus.
I am a morning person. It has been commented that I have energy but I’m “not annoying.” I am okay with that. J-Term is different, because I have free mornings. In the last week and a half I’ve been back to school after Christmas break, I have found that if I go somewhere and am active (only a little), I crash in the middle of the day and am exhausted when I get back to my room in the evening. Why yes, that did happen today, which is why I’m writing about it. When I become physically exhausted, my brain can’t function well and I’m spiritually run-down, too. I begin to worry about things I shouldn’t be worrying about, like my walking, because I’m afraid of what the multiple sclerosis may do tomorrow or next week or next year. I am a planner, and I have needed to plan other things, as well, making sure I won’t have to walk further than I have to or life something that’s going to be too heavy. When I get in these mini-funks, give me Jesus!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. (Psalm 46:1-3)
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
I don’t know why these things happen, but my schoolwork hasn’t been affected. I may feel weary in many areas of my life, but I cling to Him even more. What would I be without Jesus? Nothing. Jesus is my everything, and I live to worship him. That includes praising him in the storm.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on my. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)