“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” (Jeremiah 31:21 ESV)
“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:3 ESV)
Have you ever had the kind of day where no matter what you said or did, things just didn’t go right? I will be honest, I have, more times than I care to count. But lately, things seem to pile up all at once. No matter what I do, I just can’t catch a break.
I have, finally, learned to stop, take a deep breath and tell God He needs to handle it. And then let Him. More times than not, after we give things to God, we turn around and take them back. I am guilty of this too. I will give a problem to God, then turn to walk away only to reach back and take that problem back. I try to solve it myself, knowing full well I can never do as good a job as God can.
And once I have taken that problem, the weight of the world is right back on my shoulders. I feel drained. So I have decided I need a recharging station. And that station is my very worn Bible. The one I have had as long as I can remember, that has pages glued back in and is covered in clear contact paper to keep the cover intact.
Why don’t I get a new one? I have looked. The print is really small. My older eyes need something a bit bigger. But the main reason, this one has been with me a long time. Just like Jesus has. I can’t see me replacing a treasured friend, so I hang onto my aging Bible.
But there are times when we all need to take a step back and stop what we are doing. We all need to recharge ourselves and our faith for the battle ahead. So take out your charging station, plug into some scriptures and recharge for awhile.
Talk to you later. Time for me to plug into my charging station. Revelations is calling me.
Have a blessed day.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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