Devotional: Psalm 62

Rest in God alone, my soul, for my hope comes from Him. (Psalms 62:5 HCSB)

Rest. I don’t get much physically nowadays.

Last night was round 2 of a wakeful baby. So I’m starting today like I did yesterday… Tired.

It’s terrible waking up tired. I can barely hold my eyes open, they are red and puffy.

And Judah? Well, he’s just fine.

I’ll have to take a nap today if I’m going to make it through this week.

I need physical rest.

My soul, however, is fully rested. I am assured that my hope comes from God, and I know these things. I don’t fear for my life or my circumstances, because I know that my God will never leave me.

I do know that our physical bodies affect our spiritual bodies. When I wake up on days like today after having nights like last night, I’m just drained.

And when you are drained, you aren’t overflowing. You don’t have enough yourself, much less some to give away!

And I’ll be the very first to say I haven’t figured out how to fix that problem.

If you are causing your drained-ness, (staying up too late watching TV, going out to parties, or getting into things you shouldn’t be getting into) then the answer is simple: stop.

But if its something else? A condition, a situation, or a baby, perhaps. I’m not sure.

If I ever figure it out I’ll let you know.

Let your soul find peace and rest in the only thing that can give it, even if your physical body doesn’t have it.

That’s the only way to make it.