17 August 2012

When Your Soul Feels Parched

You caused abundant rain to fall, O God.
When Your inheritance was weary You revived it.
Psalm 68:9 LEB

Outside many of our plants are showing signs of stress;
wilting, browning, loss of fruit--
visible indicators  that it has been very hot as of late
and that the plants did not get enough water when it was needed.
Our grass (no way can I call it a lawn) is brown except in a few places;
it will bounce back when the autumn rains begin.
This evening at sunset begins my spiritual retreat--
a time I set aside yearly to examine where I am at spiritually;
a time of renewal.
As the hours tick by today,
I find myself so in need of this year's retreat;
I feel totally parched-
wilted,
weary,
unfruitful.
I know the causes of my soul's drought
(there are many)
and
I know the only cure.
As the deer longs for streams of water,
so I long for You, O God.
I thirst for God,
the living God,
When can I go and stand before Him?
Psalm 42:1-2 NLT

Blessings this day,
Aimee

Notes:
Scripture quotations marked (LEB) are from the Lexham English Bible. Copyright 2012 Logos Bible Software. Lexham is a registered trademark of Logos Bible Software.

Scripture quotations marked (NLT) are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

2 comments:

Grayseasailor said...

As you retreat to reevaluate, may you be refreshed, reknewed and rested. :)
Gracie xx

aimee said...

Thank you Gracie!
Blessings,
Aimee

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