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Wendy van Eyck is married to Xylon, who talks non-stop about cycling, and makes her laugh. She writes for anyone who has ever held a loved one’s hand through illness, ever believed in God despite hard circumstances or ever left on a spontaneous 2-week holiday through a foreign land with just a backpack. You can follow Wendy’s story and subscribe to receive her free ebook, “Life, life and more life” at ilovedevotionals.com. She would also love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter.

There is Hope for Your Tired Body and Soul

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Wendy van Eyck is married to Xylon, who talks non-stop about cycling, and makes her laugh. She writes for anyone who has ever held a loved one’s hand through illness, ever believed in God despite hard circumstances or ever left on a spontaneous 2-week holiday through a foreign land with just a backpack. You can follow Wendy’s story and subscribe to receive her free ebook, “Life, life and more life” at ilovedevotionals.com. She would also love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter.

I’ll refresh tired bodies; I’ll restore tired souls. Jeremiah 31:25 (MSG)

Are you tired?

Are you weary?

Have you got that December feeling? The feeling that this year has been long enough already, and that it’s time for a holiday, and time for new things to begin. 

The feeling that comes with a to-do list that keeps getting longer but never seems to get done.

I’ve got that feeling. 

Even this year which has been a pretty easy year for my husband and I with no cancer treatments is beginning to feel long. 

This morning when I read Jeremiah 31:25 my soul sighed, whoosh:

I’ll refresh tired bodies; 

I’ll restore tired souls.

My soul let out a breath I didn’t even know I’d been holding because I realised that God can refresh my tired body and restore my weary soul. 

I don’t need to add refresh body and soul to my to-do list I can leave that in God’s hands. 

Whoosh.

Ponder: Do you need to leave refreshing your body and soul in God’s hands?

Pray: Lord, thank you that you’ve promised to refresh my body and soul. Come and revitalise my body and soul. 

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I’m over at Blessing Mpofu’s site, I am Jonah today, writing about why I sometimes find it hard to speak to people who believe in Jesus. Read the full post here.

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