I hadn’t seen such a beautiful face in a long time. The dark circles under her eyes couldn’t extinguish their bright glow. A messy bun and no makeup only highlighted the joy on her face. My friend Emma came into the room proudly carrying the reason for her joy: her newborn girl! We gasped in wonder that she actually made it to our meeting just a few short days after giving birth.
On Mondays, I have the privilege of sitting around the table with a Moms of Preschoolers group. Sometimes moms come sleepless, nerves on edge from too many hours with a crying baby. Some days they can’t take a shower, but something about our meeting makes it worth it for them to fight exhaustion and come.
They come because sitting around a table with friends renews strength and joy. When they leave our meeting, they walk out with just a bit more spring to their step.
Even if you don’t have a baby or small children, you probably have plenty of things to wear you down. Children at any age can deplete your energy. Work can sap your strength, and worry can steal your joy.
How can we find renewed strength and joy when we’re running low?
Follow this link to join me at at MoreThanYourself.com, where I’m talking about two blessings that come from seeking God and a few tips on how to draw near to Him for renewed strength.
Are you facing the challenges of life on an empty tank? Need help renewing your relationship with God?
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