Rest.

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 3 & 6. They currently lead a small group and volunteer in various areas of the church. Heather 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. She also writes for her own Blog at www.HeyHeatherCook.com

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