Refresh Your Soul [Psalm 23:3 Devotional]

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How to Refresh Your Soul [Psalm 23:3 Daily Devotional]

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“…he refreshes my soul…”

Psalm 23:3

This part of a verse from the book of Psalms is about a characteristic of God that we can still experience today. Though this verse was written before Jesus, it’s clear today that God is still a God of refreshing souls and providing rest. There’s more to this particular verse, of course, but the point remains that God refreshes our souls.

How to Refresh Your Soul

To apply this verse, you need to allow the Lord to provide you with rest. If you’re like me, you’ll take any opportunity to do something to keep you busy. And that’s a problem a lot of people face. There’s nothing wrong with being productive and working, but there is a problem when all you do is work. You and I are not built to work non-stop. It’s important to take some time to yourself, unplug, and recharge.

If you haven’t taken time off of work in a long time and have vacation hours accrued, take that time off. There should be no shame in taking a couple days off to recenter yourself or spend time with family.

You should also have time set aside each week to unplug from work. I take a 24-hour sabbath where I don’t even use electronics; I encourage you to do the same. If 24 hours seems like too long, then I encourage you to start small. Find some time on a day off to just turn off the TV, put your phone away, and just spend uninterrupted time with your family. At the very least, go for a walk and clear your head.

God will provide rest for you, and he will refresh you. However, you’ll need to set aside the time to receive that rest.

Prayer

Jesus, thank you for providing me rest. Help me to dedicate time each week to you. Even in the busier seasons, give me strength to take time off and center my life on you. It’s in your name I pray, amen.

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