A Stirring of the Soul


I am on summer vacation (teacher’s edition) and I have a lot of time on my hands. That vast amount of time can sometimes be my enemy because it leads me to thinking about my circumstances which causes me to worry. I keep hearing about friends/family listing their houses and getting contracts quickly, landing jobs, or getting advancements and that too causes me to worry because nothing is happening for me. I feel like I am experiencing the longest lull of “meantime” that I ever have before. I am doing MY absolute best of enjoying life and waiting on God. I am waiting on Him and believing for some mighty big changes. Waiting is definitely not a strength of mine. I don’t know how to wait on someone else to handle things for me. I have always been the type of person who takes care of everything on my own.

Sometimes we get so bogged down in our circumstances that we lose our joy and peace. We tire easily because we don’t find rest in God. When we find ourselves at this place, it is time to stir ourselves up and refresh our soul. Just as when we are thirsty, we look for a nice refreshing drink to quench our thirst. So when our soul needs uplifting, we should turn to God’s word. It is the cure to what ails us. It is our food when we are hungry, our drink when we are thirsty, and our medicine when we are sick.

The amazing thing about my God is that He always comes through when I need Him! Yesterday at Church, He had the choir sing my favorite song (Moving Forward) and He gave me a special message. One that stirs me up and puts me back on track with Him. Isaiah 30:18 says, “God takes the time to do everything right-everything. Those who wait around for Him are the lucky ones.” I want to be the lucky one…don’t you?

Love in Christ,


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