When you are weary ...

What do you do when you are weary?

I think this is an important question to know the answer to.

And the answer will be different for each one of us. That is why I like it; there is no "right" answer, there is only your answer.

I have learned my way into my answer:

First off, I stop running around and I settle down and stop for a bit.

I take a nap or make sure I get a good sleep every night for awhile.

I exercise.

I eat right. 

I journal.

I sit by the fire or I sit on my porch.

I just stop trying so hard for awhile.

I almost always stop reading whatever part of the Bible I am trying to slog my way through ... the book of Acts, or I and II Samuel ... and I head to the Psalms.

I always head to the Psalms when I am weary.

And I let them pray for me.

I have never once failed to find "my voice" in the Psalms. It's amazing.

And, not immediately, not quickly ... but slowly and quietly, God refreshes my soul. 

He never fails.

What do you do when you are weary?

This is an important question to know the answer to.

Tags: Prayer, Sabbath Rhythm, Living Truthfully, Developing a Rule of Life