EncouragePrayer

Resilient

wpid-20140328_132743.jpgPsalm 39:5 (NLT)
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand. My entire lifetime is just a moment to you; at best, each of us is but a breath.

I was talking with a friend the other day.  She has been experiencing such an intense season of life that she said, “I feel like if someone came up to me and just blew in my face that I would literally blow over…”  Have you ever felt like that?  Have you ever been so overwhelmed that you were not sure if you could handle one more thing? My friend was not complaining nor was she looking for sympathy.  She was just sharing her real life…  

Live out your life purposefully…

In the Book of James it describes life as a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes which means we must live our lives with purpose, on purpose.  Time keeps moving on… Although we still have 24 hours in a day, it feels like those 24 hours move faster now than when I was a kid.  We cannot just dilly-dally idly spend time and expect to accomplish what we were created to do. Does experiencing intense times discourage you from living your life on purpose?

When my friend shared with me about the intensity of her life right now, I gave her a big hug and prayed for her.  I prayed that she would be refreshed because in Jeremiah 21:25 the Lord says that He will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.  She did need someone to blow on her; she needed the breath of God to refresh her.  And He did…

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  –Matthew 11:28-30

Today, I am praying for you…  My prayer is that you would experience the refreshing breath of God. I pray that you would look to God to give you wisdom and insight as to how to live your life on purpose…working smarter not harder.  I pray that you would be resilient!  May you spend time in His presence and may His joy be your strength…