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“I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.” Psalms 119:81 NLT Have you ever had a day where your mind is just mentally overloaded and exhausted? I had one of those days today. It’s impossible for us to be able to process all the hurt, suffering and brokenness in the world right now. It really is overwhelming. I’ve been crying out “we need you God” more these last few weeks than I have ever before. My heart aches, and I long for peace. There are probably many of us feeling this…

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2 From time to time the Lord inspires me to put my thoughts into verse. They are simple things that mean a lot to me. So, I am going to share one that the Lord gave to me during this time of isolation. I have found a place of rest when the storm clouds hover near. Though the future may look…

“I will fully satisfy the needs of those who are weary and fully refresh the souls of those who are faint.” (Jeremiah 31:25, New English Translation) Life, and our busy schedules, can wear us down. We have so much to do, so many depending on us, and so little time to devote to our own needs. Eventually, this becomes an unhealthy situation. If we feel physically tired, we may also feel spiritually weary. When that happens, it’s time for us to slow down and allow God to refresh us. Perhaps this is what happened to Martha, the friend of Jesus…