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Resting in God

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Recently, I came home after an extremely busy day at work. I was hungry and exhausted and admittedly, could have displayed a more pleasant attitude. I blamed the sour mood on my day. 

The next day, my poor attitude still weighed heavy on me, and I developed a headache that lingered for some time. I knew that stress probably had something to do with it. 

A few months ago my husband developed a small infection on his finger. With the appropriate treatment and prayer, his skin started healing well. During that time, he mentioned how his mind was also affected. He felt like his energy was depleted.

Isn’t it interesting how our body and mind are intertwined? When one part of us malfunctions, the other part suffers, too. 

Genesis 2:7 says we are more than just body and mind, “And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”

God made us unique from other creatures in that we have a soul that is eternal.

It should come as no surprise that without rest, both body and mind can be weakened. 

We are attacked with discouraging news daily, our newsfeed giving us little to smile about; our health takes a beating with our poor diet choices and little time to exercise. 

How do we combat this and find time to revive ourselves? Isaiah 26:3 says to trust in God. 

“You will keep in perfect peace

    those whose minds are steadfast,

    because they trust in you.”

I have noticed my mind wandering off when I am not focused on God. 

Proverbs 3:7-8 says, “Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.”

Even our physical bodies will be nourished by fearing God.  Time spent focusing our eyes on Jesus gives us overall good health. …body, spirit, and soul.

Are you tired?  Weak? AchingDiscouraged? Find comfort in God’s Word.  He will give you rest. (Matthew 11: 28).

~Betsy

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