Are you in need of physical and spiritual rest? Today's devotion from Pastor Mark Jeske is written just for you.
Some days I’m riding high. Things just work. They click. They go my way.
But some days, Lord, I can almost see the devil hindering me, laughing at me, breaking what I try to build, attacking me, lying to me, weakening me. He mocks my hopes, makes me doubt, urges me to ignore you, and makes despair look like my only option.
I don’t know how long I can go on like this. Lord, I’m so tired. “The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed” (Psalm 143:3,4).
Where can I go but to you? When my body is giving out, I must have strength from you. When my mind is confused, I must get clarity from your Word. When my path is nothing but fog, I must get directions from you. When my spirit sags, I must get courage from you.
May I be bold to remind you that I am your child? May I point out that my baptism has sealed me in the Spirit and that you have accepted responsibility for my well-being? Remember that I am part of the body of your Son. Pour out your Spirit upon me, Lord, and give me courage to live joyfully and confidently. Can we start today?