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Deb Weaver
Nourish Us, O Lord!
by The Word Weaver, Deb on June 7th, 2018

Blog post from The Word Weaver, Nourish Us, O Lord
​The ground is cracked.  The grass is beginning to brown.  The blades are stiff and scratchy.  Last month brought record-setting temperatures, intense sun, and dry days.  There’s still a lot of green growth visible, but the need for refreshment is beginning to show.  
My lawn is not the only thing that is depleted./ My soul is dry as well. / Accompanying blog post by The Word Weaver/ Nourish Us, O Lord
​My lawn is not the only thing that is depleted.  My soul is dry as well. 

The past few weeks, though I am continuing my daily practices of: reading God’s Word, confessing sin, journaling, praising, praying, and enjoying time outside—all of which normally nurture me well—life suddenly feels much more like an impossible chore than an eternal joy. 

Discouragement has blanketed me with a thick coating of dust.  Patience has shriveled.  I’m easily overwhelmed and question my calling.  My gratitude seems artificial and shallow.  Energy has evaporated, and weariness reigns. 

Dry.  Crumbly.  Cracked.

​Perhaps, friend, you may also relate?

​Let’s be tender with one another and with ourselves in this time of dry discouragement.  

Let’s breathe deeply in the presence and truth of God, even though, especially though, we’re depleted.  

Let’s stand in faith, looking toward the Maker of the sky and praying for rain.
​In the book, Daring to Hope, Katie Davis Majors’ words resonate encouragement: 

“…Maybe courage is trusting when we don’t know what is next, leaning into the hard and knowing that it will be hard, but more, God will be near.  He is the God Who Will Provide. He will provide His presence, His strength, or whatever He decides we most need…”  
​God and God alone brings the nourishment we desperately need.  He is near.  He is faithful. So we will wait on Him.  
Nourish Us, O Lord/ Blog post by The Word Weaver
If you found yourself nodding in agreement and need, please join me in praying the following prayer for nourishment.

If you are in a season of refreshment, I invite you to pray this for and over others.

Let's Pray Together:

​Heavenly Father,

You see everything, Lord.  You see the seeds we’re planting, the weeds we’re trusting You to uproot, and the questions we cup.  You know, You care, and You understand.  And You look with such tenderness at us.  Thank You for Your great, unfailing love. 

We rest in Your care.  We’re leaning in, breathing deeply in Your presence, and listening to Your voice of truth.

Please nourish us in the deepest ways.  Immerse us in Your grace, mercy, and love.  Flood us with Living Water and send a fresh, comforting breeze of Your Spirit.  Flush out our insecurity, anxiety, and doubt. Replace them with the nutrients of truth, encouragement, and joy.    

We bow before You in the name of Your Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ,
Amen.
 

Scriptures to lean into with hope & faith:

Scripture/Psalm52:8-9/ An olive tree flourishing
Scripture/ 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17/ May our Lord Jesus Christ Himself & God our Father Encourage Your Hearts & Strengthen You
I will be taking a Summer Sabbatical for the next few months: to retool the website, to soak in the simple gifts of the season, and to savor God's Word & Presence.  

I plan to return in September with fresh encouragement.  In the meantime, you may find other posts that speak to your life on the Archive page.  

Sincerely,
Deb, The Word Weaver
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2 Comments

Aimee White - June 7th, 2018 at 2:04 PM
Deb, thank you for the beautiful reminder that just as the ground gets dry, so do we. I was thinking about your analogy and how when the ground is really dry, a light rainfall doesn't fully nourish the soil. The ground needs lots of rain! It made me realize that when I am depleted and dry, I need an outpouring of nourishment from the Lord...more rain than normal. I love the word "nourish"!!! It describes what God does for us so well. I am praying for an outpouring of nourishment from the Lord for both of us this summer!! Thank you for your fitting analogy!!
Deb, The Word Weaver - June 12th, 2018 at 1:07 PM
Thank you, Aimee, for sharing your insights. Yes, praying that God will grant an outpouring over us this summer! I appreciate you, friend.
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