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Let it Pour

Psalm 68:9

You, God, showered abundant rain; You revived Your inheritance when it languished.

We have all gone through difficult times that seemed to have no end or have drained us of all energy. God has an answer for us when we face such times. He showers us with abundant rain – times of refreshing – in order to revive us. If He didn’t, we would have no desire to continue to serve Him.

Burn-out is common among pastors, teachers, and faithful lay people within a church and is often a sign we are working to accomplish things from our own strength.  Anyone with a servant’s heart can suffer burn-out after a season of heavy labor or turbulent times. Those who suffer burn-out lose their effectiveness after a while and can even lose their desire to serve altogether. Burn-out can also be a sign God is redirecting us to a new assignment. Thankfully, God is faithful to bring times of refreshing, revival, and renewal. All we need to do is ask for it and submit to it.

Take time daily for a refreshing from God’s word. Let Him renew your spirit and revive your strength. If you have been working hard and are experiencing burn-out, take a rest. Allow God to speak to you again and encourage you with new promise. Change scenery if you need, but make sure you get away from the demands of life at least for a little while to just commune with God and let Him love on you. He does not want to see you languishing; He desires to send abundant rain to revive you, refresh you, and renew you. Let it pour!

Have a blessed day!

PHOEBE Connections, Inc. is a 501(c)3 dedicated to enhancing the lives of widows by building relationships and helping them find new identity in Jesus Christ through serving others. We promote an atmosphere of fellowship, where the widow can connect with other widows to develop friendships and supportive relationships.