Today my heart rejoices because, even though I am very tired and very weary, I am well aware of the presence of God in my life. I don’t believe this happens on accident. So pour your coffee, grab a blanket and join me as I share three ways God stays real in my life even when I’m exhausted:[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]Surround yourself with good people[/pullquote]
One way God stays real and present in my life is when He uses people to encourage, lift and lighten my heart. I can come home exhausted and count on a husband who will rub my shoulders, pour me coffee and tell me life-giving truths I need to hear. My sister and mom will laugh with me as we discuss hard things and discover the rays of sunshine in the clouds; friends come my way and bring perspective and “I’ve been there” comfort.
Without fail God shows His love for me by loving me through the arms of people around me.[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]Turn up the music[/pullquote]
When I’m exhausted, hurt or downtrodden I’ve noticed that God speaks loudly through the pages of a hymnal or the radio waves in my car. It’s the second way God stays real when I’m floundering — I can be doubting His goodness when the sweet truth of “I Believe” or “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” can correct my thinking and encourage my weary heart.[pullquote width=”300″ float=”left”]Reveal your heart[/pullquote]
Finally, God stays real in my life when I step out in faith and reveal my heart to Him through prayer. This is important. If I refuse to cry out to God in my moments of need I am turning away the King of kings and the very One Who sees my most intimate, discreet need and has the ability to bring aid.
Sometimes we let our pride keep us from pouring out our hearts. We think that we’re too silly or weak or to seek His need.
Stop right there, sister.
You are silly, you are weak and you are sinful. But if you are a child of God you have an Intercessor and a Father to look to. When you gather the courage to cry out to God even though you don’t feel like it He will reveal Himself and remain real in your life.
Sweet folk, we will get tired, discouraged and weary in this world. But God is very real during those moments. Let God show Himself to you by surrounding yourself with loving people, turning up the music and revealing your heart to your Lord.
He loves you so much!
With love, blessings and coffee,