Encouragement for A Weary Soul

Friends, I am exhausted emotionally.  It has just been one of those weeks that lots of good things have happened but some tough things as well and with all that is swirling around in the world around us, I haven’t been sleeping well.  My soul has been feeling weary and I realized I needed to find some extra spiritual nourishment soon.

I realize others may be feeling this way as well.  I want to offer two resources that have been life giving to me this week.  Maybe you can suggest some resources that have been life giving to you in the comments section so others can benefit!

The first is a series that is on the Netflix TV show called The Kindness Diaries.

“Watch my travels around the world on my yellow motorbike Kindness One. I rely entirely on the kindness of strangers and give back to unsuspecting good Samaritans along the way… The show is about sharing compassion and empathy with others. It’s  about smiling at the world and seeing what happens when the world smiles right back at you.”                     -Leon Logothetis

The-Kindness-Diaries-Screenshot-YoutubeI stumbled upon this on Netflix and discovered these short 20-25 minute segments revealing the very best of humanity all across the globe.  It gave me such hope in human kind and reminded me of the power of kindness and generosity.  You will enjoy this!

Secondly, while I was on the stair climber listening to music the song “Thrive” by Casting Crowns began playing in my ear.  I found myself hitting replay because the words so resonated with this desire to nurture my weary soul.  Click on the title of the song to listen but for those of you who do not care for contemporary Christian music here are the lyrics.  I invite you to pray over these words as a gift from the God who longs for so much more for us than weariness.  May you truly know the living water that God offers every one of us!

Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry
So living water flowing through
God we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls
With one desire
Just to know You and make You known
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun made darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive
Into Your word we’re digging deep
To know our Father’s heart
Into the world we’re reaching out
To show them who You are
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive
Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable,
Love unstoppable, anything is possible
Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun made darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It’s time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive
Just two little things.  Nothing earth shattering here.  But life giving.  I’d love to hear from you what has been life giving this week?  Where do you go to drink from the Living Water?
Grace and Peace,
Lory Beth

5 thoughts on “Encouragement for A Weary Soul

  1. Christian friends are a huge help for me. The last time depression had me in its grasp, I circled the wagons. As soon as possible, I met with Jeremy for breakfast, Paul (a retired minister) for breakfast, and Al, one of the most devout Christians that I know, for coffee and conversation. I believe that God supplies us with our friends as anchoring places in our most needing times. You are always in my prayers, but especially now.

  2. I love the line “Into Your word I go!!!!” There is one of the p[aces in which my strength comes and prayers of Thanksgiving fill me with JOY!!!!!

  3. The greatest uplifting joy in my life is to worship God by using the talents given me to serve his church and his people!

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