The Rest Room

The Rest Room

I have always had a very weak bladder.  Anytime I visit a new place, I am always scoping out where the restroom is because I know I will need it at some point while I am there.  I’ve made a concentrated effort recently to avoid caffeine because I’m trying to keep my body hydrated.  The drawback to staying well-hydrated is that I visit the restroom even more than before.

God has a ‘rest room’ for us.  Just as in a physical sense, my bladder fills up and needs a rest several times a day, my spirit can get cluttered with burdens as each day progresses.  The result is that I need to visit God’s ‘rest room,’ emptying myself of these worries.  Sometimes the visit to His ‘rest room’ is a quick and easy one.  Other times, it can be a gut-wrenching experience, similar to those times when we’ve gotten food poisoning or the stomach flu.  Just as we are doubled over with stomach cramps, anxious to feel sweet relief, we can be doubled over in our spirit in God’s ‘rest room,’ pouring out our hearts through a load of tears.  Finally, that wonderful peace that passes all understanding comes in to guard our heart (Philippians 4:7) and we can leave God’s ‘rest room,’ knowing that all is well, and feeling our strength renewed (Isaiah 40:31).

Do you need to use God’s ‘rest room?’
© 2005, Stacy R. Miller

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