This week, June 12-18, I am hosting an online book/Bible study on Hope for the Weary Mom – I’ll be posting from one chapter each day from the point of view of the new mom. If that’s not the group for you, click here to find another one! There is an introduction post with more details here.
I would love if you’d join in the daily discussion!

Why You Can’t Live at the Spa
Shucks. =)

There are so many things that need redefinition now that the Boy has entered our lives. It’s funny, sometimes I don’t even realize what they are until they surface (which sounds stupid after I see it, but it’s still true). A few weeks ago at our team meeting at work, my boss led devotions on Psalm 123. He ended by asking what we were each doing over the summer to refresh our souls. I stammered out something about camp and hoping we would be able to go but not being sure but we’d see…
I was flustered – why didn’t we have fun summer plans too? Well, we can’t afford to go anywhere, the Boy hates his carseat and therefore I stay home a lot (I’d rather be stir crazy than sit in traffic with him screaming), we shouldn’t take the time… I had a slew of reasons. But the truth was that I hadn’t thought about what I – we as a family – needed to do to refresh our souls. Perhaps because it sounds like kind of a joke these days. Can this weary mom heart, exhausted from 6 months full of short broken nights and long days of baby wrangling, truly be refreshed?

God says YES.

He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those moms who trust in the Lord will find new strength to make it until bedtime. They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run after tiny people endlessly and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint from sheer exhaustion. -Isaiah 40:29-31

Emphasis mine =)

We don’t need a getaway to the spa or the cabin to relieve stress. Oh sisters, don’t mistake me – I love me some time away! Even a solo trip to Target is a blessed relief. I’m not discounting the need to pack up the car and just go – this is a necessity in each season of our lives.

But in our everyday, when we call on scripture, our weary hearts get a blast of cool sweet water from the Living Fount.

Let’s chat:

  • What things do you love to do to relieve stress?
  • Do you see God’s Word as providing you with comfort? Why? Why not?
Leave a comment with your responses, and be sure to check back to read through and respond to other comments! Also, feel free to write about this topic on your own blog and link up below. If you choose to do this, please include a link back to this post so your readers can hop over and join in. Thank you!

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