Refreshment for Our Souls
By Greg Laurie
"Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.’"
I love the word “refresh” It’s such a perfect word to speak of starting again or returning to something. In fact, we even use this word when it comes to
our computers; if things freeze up, we need to refresh our computer screens. And sometimes it means that we need to completely reboot.
In the Christian life, sometimes we need a reboot. Sometimes
we need a refresher since we find ourselves tired and exhausted. But here’s what Jesus said: “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28 nlt).
On the day of Pentecost, Peter said to the people gathered in Jerusalem, “’Now repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away’” (Acts 3:19 NLT).
The Bible is very specific about how we can find spiritual refreshment for our souls — you will find it when you read and study the Bible. Psalm 19:7 says, “The instructions of the Lord are perfect, reviving
the soul” (NLT).
I know it’s not always an emotional experience when we open up the Bible and read it. But this isn’t about emotions; it’s about replenishment, restoration,
and getting perspective on life, as well as direction from the Lord.
So, expect your soul to be refreshed as you open the Word of God. Have you ever had a verse that seemed to jump off the
page? Maybe it was a verse you had read before, but suddenly it had new meaning and applied to your particular situation. That is what it means to find refreshment from the Word of God.
Could you use some spiritual refreshment right now? The place to find it is from God Himself.