I remind my soul…

This year has been hard.

I think we can all resonate in some way with that sentence.

Pandemic. Election. Global natural disasters. Loss of loved ones, jobs, friendships, relationships.

It’s been hard.

Through it all, I found myself in positions where I had the amazing opportunity to encourage those struggling worse than me…and it has been an honor to sit with people, encourage them, remind them of God’s faithfulness and goodness.

But now it’s my turn.

I’ve found myself drained.
I’m talking…really…really drained.

I sleep 9-12 hours a night.
I take a 1-2 hour nap (nearly) every day.
And still…I feel like most days are a fog.

I get in my Bible.
I pray.
I seek God’s face.
I journal.

But, honestly? Things have been real quiet lately.
And that’s okay.
I don’t expect God to speak in Rhema words all the time.

My bedroom is a mess.
My desk is a disaster.
My motivation is nowhere to be found.

I thank God for my dog, Kipper.
I thank God for my roommate.
I thank God for my local friends.
I thank God for the opportunity to drive and see family.

But right now?
I need to be reminded.
I need to take time to reflect.
To look back at the faithfulness of God…
If He was faithful then; He’ll be faithful now.

I know these things are true.
I am confident in them.
Jesus is my hope…my sure foundation…the anchor to my soul.

Anchors do their best work in hidden and unseen places.
Maybe that’s the season I am in.

I read this portion of Scripture over myself…my favorite translation of this portion of The Sermon on The Mount comes from The Message translation.

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” – Matthew 11:28-30 MSG

I am stepping away for some time.
To get away with The Lord once again.
To keep company with Him.

Thank you for journeying with me.
If you have my number…feel free to text me (calls can be overwhelming).

It would be good to hear from you.

Until then, peace be with you.

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