In 2019, our family of four moved two hours away from our hometown—leaving friends, family, and familiarity behind. During this transition, we also celebrated the graduation of our firstborn from high school.
Later in the year, my daddy was diagnosed with terminal cancer and went to be with Jesus three short months later.
The pain, the change, and the heavy grief were still raw when 2020 opened its doors to us.
As we navigated viruses, canceled plans, masks, prejudice, and elections, I felt the weight and weariness within me grow to a tipping point.
Maybe you can relate?
I found myself seeking ways to numb and soothe my strung-out soul. Everything from getting dressed to another zoom call felt like too much some days.
In the searching, I turned to the one place I consistently find hope—if I am willing to look—the Word of God.
Jesus is always near and makes Himself easy to find, doesn’t He?
As soon as I started my walk through the book of John, I saw evidence of how Jesus Himself needed and sought refreshment (Jn 4:6-7).
I also saw His generous offer to extend His refreshment to us (Jn 7:37-38).
As I spent time soaking my soul in the Word, five practices that bring replenishment surfaced and invited me to partake.
I am excited to share the result of my soul-satisfying study with you today.
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