Wednesday, July 8, 2015

DAILY DEVO...treating the hiccups in life

Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks or years) where everything seems to come racing at you all at once?

I call those kind of moments (or days) "hiccups". Because just like actual hiccups, these moments of stress or feeling overwhelmed can just come out of nowhere. And while the hiccups may just last a short while, it's still a disruption that seems like an eternity at the moment.

Hiccups in life can leave a person feeling drained, exhausted and sometimes even perplexed.
I've been running ninety to nothing lately; with wedding plans, ministry duties, family commitments, and just the day to day "hiccups" in life, I've been feeling completely exhausted this week.

So I did what most sensible people do when they get the hiccups. I treated the symptoms, and I removed every distraction and rested. Of course, my rest only lasted a few hours but during that time of silence, my hiccups subsided.

Sometimes we don't see God in the midst of our hiccups, but He is there. And He encourages us to rest in Him, so we won't be so tired and weary...

"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will NOT be shaken." -Psalm 62:1-2

Don't let the hiccups of life shake you, rest in God and watch how He calms your situation and reenergizes your soul.

1 comment:

Denise said...

thanks, very encouraging.