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Devotion A Time to Rest and Refresh : I deal in hope

I deal in hope : Carolyn R Scheidies

Devotion A Time to Rest and Refresh

How often do we give and give until we have nothing left physically, emotionally, spiritually? Even Jesus got away to refresh, recharge.

Jesus, while on earth, didn’t reach out simply on His own strength. He knew the source of strength, of hope, of compassion was His Father.

We try to reach out in our strength and wisdom and exhaust ourselves. We forget it isn’t about us, but about God working through us. It is relying on Him. It is also taking time to communicate with Him, absorb His Word and allowing times of refreshing.

Sometimes we just need a break. When guilt assails, we need to look at Jesus’ example. If He needed times away, how much more do we? We are no good to anyone totally depleted.

Give yourself permission to be refreshed. One way is to start each day in God’s Word and with prayer.

II Corinthians 1:4 Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

(c) 2016 Carolyn R Scheidies

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