“I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.” (Jeremiah 31:25)
“He restores my soul.” (Psalm 23:3)
Try as I might I just couldn’t pull myself out of the deepening grip of anxiety and sense of being “spent” earlier this week. Deep breathing exercises, mindfulness suggestions, spending time walking in a park. Didn’t work. I mentioned this to a friend in an email. And she ‘heard’ my struggle to upright myself. She sensed that I was tiring of treading– to keep my head above water. First, came a return email with several songs whose words spoke to my sore soul. Then came a phone call to say that she would be bringing over some meals for our family later in the week. And finally came a spoken prayer asking our Savior Jesus Christ to be my strength and my protection from the fiery arrows of doubt and hopelessness shot by our adversary, the Prince of this world, Satan. God kept His Word to me. He refreshed my weary and fainting soul. He restored my weakened body and spirit using a faithful, Christian friend who provided what I needed to finish out the week. Thanks be to God for this good neighbor who responded to the Holy Spirit’s nudge to reach out to me in a time of need.
“We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
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