Soul Peaceful: Restored

Monday, April 27, 2020

He restores my soul.” (Psalm 23:3)

As much as we don’t like to admit it, we work too much.

We give, we toil, we create, we exhaust ourselves; we survive off of 2 and 3 hours of sleep, we pray hard, we forgive harder, we fight fair, we study, we serve, we give our all.

However, in all of this, we neglect to restore our souls. Picture the energizer bunny on 5-hour energy drinks: we just keep going and going!

Constant movement is not a sign of strength and needing restoration is not a sign of weakness.

After God created the world He rested (Genesis 2:2). Though we know Him as the God who neither slumbers, nor sleeps, His rest meant that He put down His work, ceased His exertion, and went into a state of tranquility. Unlike us, God doesn't need to be restored; however, He left us an example of the necessity of rest.

It’s okay to rest so that Almighty God can restore your soul.

In this often goal-crazed, instant-results society, we miss the beauty found in restoration. Athletes, after injury, take time before going back on the field or court. They give their bodies time to restore back to proper functioning. When a singer loses her voice, she doesn’t jump back into the studio; she rests her vocal cords in order to restore her musical muscles so that she can get back to that place of rejoicing.

What about you my friend? Does someone have to force you to take a break even though you know you’re too exhausted to even keep your eyes open? Has the doctor given a bad result on your exam and now you have no choice but to be still in order to be restored to health? Sis, slow down. Bro, chill out. You can't even spell RESTored with REST.

Let's take a moment to listen to our bodies and restore our souls.

Your goals will be accomplished; not because you work yourself to death, but because you cherish your temple enough to allow God to restore your soul when you start running on empty.

Until next time my dears...

Be Soul Peaceful,

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