I woke up tired today.  Monday morning-after-a-long-weekend-of-hard-work-tired. It’s Thursday, I have two days of work left before I can wake up when I want to, sleep as long as I need to, and work on the house.

I don’t normally need a boost in the morning, but today, I do.  Not for my spirit, but for my body.  My spirit is willing, as the Scripture says, but my flesh is weak.

When I have days like this, which aren’t very often, I seek God more.  I know on days like these I will not thrive without His Holy Spirit working within me.  The Holy Spirit is a lot like an energy bar that continues to power me through my day. I know I can rely on God in His Triune presence to fill me with what I need.

The more I lean into God, His promises, His Word, and His very presence, the more I feel myself filling up within.  I find myself feeling restored, refreshed, prepared, and revitalized to continue in my daily tasks– whether they are taking calls at work, or cleaning and restoring our home.

I often look to the words that God has given me about Himself and what He will do with my life when I trust Him with it.  One of my favorite words that He has given me is restore.  Restore is to bring back, build up, strengthen, revive, repair, rescue, and revitalize.  These are the very things God has done for me in my life-sometimes daily and all at once.

I don’t know how you are today, maybe you are tired I was, maybe not. Whatever your situation, this is my prayer for you today.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).

May you be fully restored through His goodness and grace.


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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