This has been a difficult season full of ups and downs. Not necessarily mine in this season but in walking through life with others. 


Yesterday, I rested. I abstained from pretty much everything. I sat on the couch, watched Netflix, and played Animal Crossing. I dropped off and picked up my kids from school… I picked up my grocery order. Aside from that… NOTHING! 

Do you see the most important part of my day that I was missing? It was my sabbath but I spent NO time with the Lord. Sure, the Lord was with me… but I was not present with Him. 


I was drained and I didn’t spend time with the one that could recharge me. 

This morning, I woke up even more exhausted than I was yesterday. I’m still drained. I have a long day ahead and my soul yearns for the peace and rest only God can give me.  Psalm 62:1 – “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.” If I want the rest in which my soul longs, I need to focus on and reach for the only one that can provide it.


Lord, I ask for your help. I ask for the strength only can provide. Walk with me through my day. Let me feel your presence as I seek you with my whole heart in all I do. Please forgive me when I don’t seek you first or I put other things before you. Forgive me as I try to do things in my own strength. Thank you for your faithfulness when I come back to you for help. You don’t judge and condemn me but you welcome me with open arms. Thank you Father for your goodness. In your name, Amen. 

Author: Heather Cook

Heather Cook and her husband, Tyler have been members of VCNP since 2013. They have 2 amazing little girls, ages 2 & 5. They currently lead a small group and volunteer in various areas of the church. Heather is on staff in Children's Ministry where her heart is leading Children in their walk with the Lord. She believes in encouraging others to be who God created them to be. She enjoys being a listening ear and a kind word for those around her. You can find her at @heyheathercook on any social media platform.

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