Updated: Jul 21, 2021
Need a little encouragement in the middle of your week? Start your Wednesday's off right! Renew your spirit and refresh your soul.
Do you ever wait for a problem to be solved and think you will feel some great relief? What about when the next problem pops up? Then what? Is it the same process over and over again? Real relief does not come when our problems are solved because more problems are sure to come.
Our real strength is drawn from the only One we can count on to be our fortress right along side of us. So what is a fortress anyway...a person or thing not susceptible to outside influence or disturbance. When we shut out the things the world says are important we can allow our souls to not be shaken. If what matters to the world doesn't take up space in our hearts, how much more are we able to find true rest. If we aren't so busy chasing after temporary "things", we have more capacity in our minds and our hearts to let go and just relax. I will be the first to admit I am guilty of chasing "things", and I will be the first to admit it wears me out.
So next time you are so focused on chasing after some "thing", ask yourself "how much does this really matter"? Is sacrificing rest worth having whatever it is? In the end nothing comes with us. If we leave everything behind, let's make our first focus our fortress so no matter what happens, we will not be shaken.