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My mind is tired. My body is still recouping from sickness (curse you COVID!) and my heart is caught in a strange place

of in-between. If I’m being honest it’s been a different kind of couple of years — for all of us. I keep thinking “if we could only get away for a few days and just be, that would fix everything.”

But I know that isn’t true. A getaway doesn’t change my internal turmoil and weariness. My soul is craving a renewal that supersedes all of this craziness and heartache of life right now. More and more I find myself longing to just sit in His presence, in the quiet and allow Him to renew my heart, my mind, my body and my emotions. I need a constant in-filling of His peace and love in order to survive this chaotic, topsy-turvy thing we call life.

He can renew my strength (Isaiah 40:31).

He can renew my mind (Ephesians 4:21-24).

He can renew my spirit (Psalm 51:10).

I need that. I want that. I crave that.

Even more comforting is this: He renews His love and mercy for me every day. They never run out. (Lamentations 3:22-23) Every day I get a fresh dose of that beautiful love and mercy. ::deep breath::

Renew: to resume after an interruption; to extend for a further period of time. These last couple of years have definitely been an interruption in so many ways. I’m thankful that He can renew us even when it looks absolutely dismal to our natural eyes. He’s always faithful. Always.

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