“Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
—Psalm 51:11-12 NIV
Just like David, who wrote this Psalm, all of us have come to a point in our spiritual walk where we no longer feel joy in God’s salvation.
Whether due to our own errors or simply because we were inattentive to God’s ever-present Spirit, sometimes we find ourselves dry, tired and worn-out.
Whatever your situation may be, take a moment and simply pay attention.
Pay attention to how you feel: every emotion is a signal revealing a deeper truth about your well-being.
Slow down for a minute or two and listen to God’s Spirit, whose message is “very close at hand” (Deuteronomy 30:14 NTV).
Every day is an opportunity to start anew.
Let this simple prayer accompany you in your comings and goings today:
Breathe in: Restore to me
Breathe out: The joy of your salvation.