hump day

“Wednesday, regarded as the midpoint of a typical working week. It’s hump day and perhaps the toughest day of the week for you”

Hump day – Wednesday – when the weekend still seems far off. The glow of one weekend has well gone, and the next is still a couple of days away. Actually I think in life we can all have a hump day, a bit of a blah time. When you feel like you’re stuck in the middle. Not making much progress in life, perhaps not where you want to be and you’re left feeling a little flat, a little lost.

I had a bit of a hump day this week. Not so much because I was bemoaning how far away the weekend is, but rather feeling a little down about the developmental milestones my little chap still needs to achieve. I guess seeing a whole lot of other younger babies streak past in their development left me a little flat.

But isn’t life like this? We all have times when we hit a slump – when things we are working for, hoping for, praying for still seem so far away, so elusive, a bit of a mirage even? When the mountain top seems to be one long hard climb away. We’re not at the bottom, but also not at the top. We’re not in the pit, but not in the palace either. We’re just, well, in the middle. And keeping the faith seems a little wearying and hard .

But God is with us in these moments, in these slumps. He doesn’t reserve His love and grace just for the highs and lows of life. He is always there with us, ready with His strength and hope.

My little chap snuggles into me, his arms around my neck. I savour the cuddle. And I realise that looking around is not what I need to do. I need to look up.

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.”

(Psalm 121:1-2)

 

 

 

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