And it should be. Thank God it's exhausting and painful. Thank God I become someone I hate when I do it. Thank God I don't have enough in me to keep going. As John said yesterday, when we talked about making idols of good things, "If you're frustrated, it's because God is frustrating you."
Because He loves me. Because He wants to be for me, to be my comfort and the lifter of my head, my strength and shield, my refuge and my fortress, my Savior and Redeemer, my Lord and my Love. Because my Abba wants to form Christ in me.
As fringebenefits said this morning, I'm thankful for new days. Days tend to be used up and dirty by the end. I'm so tired of everything and especially of myself by the end of a day. But today, today is new. This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.