Week 3: Soul - Day 5: Rest/Recovery

Your soul is tired, it carries many burdens, hurts, and worries. Your soul is taxed by the emotional roller-coaster of life, especially now during the holidays. There is tension or resentment inside for reasons you don’t know. Your soul is longing and wanting and not finding.

What we need is to give our souls a break.

One of my absolute favorite things is to go out in the middle of the night right after a snow storm. Cold crisp air freezes the inside of my nostrils and fills my lungs with ice. Everything is clean and made new with the fresh layer of white. Even the sky seems to be made clean with the snowfall. The only sound I hear is the crunch of the snow beneath my feet. Other than that, silence. Pure and blissful silence…

I try to take the biggest deep breath in as if to be able to breathe in the silence. The deeper I breathe the more I can capture of this moment. I want this moment, to be in me. My soul longs for this more than I truly realize.

Our tired souls need silence. In order to truly rest and allow our souls to recover and recharge we need silence. Set time, don’t “find” time, turn off the Christmas jams, put the phone away, call a babysitter or take turns with your spouse, and just sit in silence with God. Quiet the mind, still the soul and give the Lord your all, which is simply your spirit. Rest in knowing that God is King, and be silent.

“A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord--but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake--but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was fire--but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak” 1 Kings 19: 11-13.


In His strength,

Paul