What 3 adjectives would you use to describe yourself?
Ok, got it?
At a recent Bible study, the leader asked the women present to describe themselves in 3 words. The most common descriptor given was “anxious.” The second most common response was “exhausted.” Keep in mind that this was a group of young Christian women already firmly connected to a church body. Their collective response of “anxious and exhausted” seems to reflect the stress of daily life in this non-stop world of ours. Add raising children to the mix and the stress cranks up another notch.
John Ortberg calls this “soul-fatigue.”
I imagine this weariness as feeling like a shadow of our former selves, chronically underpowered for the persistent demands of the day.
It’s probably unfair to ask this on a Monday, but does this sound familiar? Are YOU weary?
Day 14 of #31daysofquiet
Perhaps something we can cling to in this pursuit of Quiet in a very Loud world, is this nugget of truth tucked into Isaiah 30:15.
***Our strength can be renewed by RETURNING to the Lord,
trusting Him with our daily cares.***
This journey toward Quiet is an ongoing process.
It’s elusive at times… seemingly just out of reach when we need it the most.
I’m striving to seek out benches and ponder these wise words, gradually building a buffer against daily stress. In this whispered stillness, I can feel quiet strength returning slowly.
How’s YOUR journey toward Quiet?