are full but, oddly, our souls are often running on empty. We are pushed and stretched with busy schedules and workplace to-do lists, but so many people ache for relief. For rest. For renewal.

When people get burned out, they usually turn on mindless television or turn to something else mind-numbing to find rest. But God offers a kind of rest that is deeper, richer, and more meaningful than any of these things. God offers rest for our soul and renewal of our perspectives.

The Bible says in Psalm 23:3, “He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” To experience God’s great renewal, all we need to do is create time and space for Him in our lives. Spend time reading the Bible. Go to church. Pray often and tell God what is going on in your life.

This week, I encourage you to find rest and renewal in God. You’ll be surprised by how much more clear your vision becomes when He is the center of your life.

These last few months I turned to reading the Bible on my iPhone. This year I’m daily listening to the New Testament plus the daily chapter of Proverbs. Talk about peace and rest and joy! I’m getting it. And this I’d recommend to you, my friend.

God offers rest for our soul and renewal of our perspectives.”

Psalm 23:3

“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”