How To Find Hope When You Are Tired And Confused

I don’t know how these past few months have been for you. 

I have found them a little tough. 

There has been quite a bit of work to do in preparing services for broadcasting.  I have been looking at all the different ways of keeping fellowship alive whilst separated.  There has been getting to grips with, ever changing, advice.  I jokingly said to somebody yesterday, “I now know more about health and safety than I ever wanted”. 

We are now moving towards a different season in our Church fellowship.  We are now preparing for the “new normal”. 

If I am honest, I am more than a little nervous.

In some respects, these past few months have taken a lot out of me physically, emotionally and, yes, Spiritually too.  Have I really got the energy and drive to move into, yet more, uncharted territory?

Your instant response may be “you are not on your own, God will give you all you need.”  You are right, of course you are.  But, at those times when I feel as though I have got to the end of my rope will He?

There is a beautiful line in Psalm 23 that says;

He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss.That’s where he restores and revives my life

(Psalm 23 vs. 2 – 3 The Passion Translation)

You may recognize those lines better as He leads me beside the still waters, he restores my soul.

These are words that resonate with me at the moment.  Perhaps they may speak to you too. 

The writer of the Psalm uses a really interesting word that we translate as soul.  The word he uses means “what makes you uniquely you”.  Your hopes, your dreams, your personality, your passion. 

It hit me, just the other day, that we can be so busy keeping busy that we lose touch with ourselves. 

We also lose touch with God.

I would encourage you to put aside a little time to ask yourself the question, “have I lost touch, with me and with God?”

If you have, do not worry.  God’s desire is to restore your soul.  My advice to you is, let Him.

2 thoughts on “How To Find Hope When You Are Tired And Confused

  1. How is the soul restored? We are often so wrapped up with trying to present Church in zoom mode. To be natural in proclamation, sharing the gospel off revelation without the gimmick can be refreshing and allow ourselves the space to be simple in spaces of quiet, where meditation can flourish and restore. There is no magic formula, but I pray that you be restored in peace and love. Put aside and be beside Him- he will restore your soul.

  2. Thank you for sharing Sean. This has been a wilderness time for all of us and your comments reach out and prompt us to pray and realise that we are not alone. Our continued thanks and prayers are for you and your family that you will be given the strength and guidance throughout the days ahead. Thank you for your continuing ministry.

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