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  • Writer's picturePastor Jim Stultz

God's Recovery Tent

Updated: Jan 7, 2019

The long-distance road race was difficult and grueling.  The runners stumbled across the finish line completely exhausted of all energy.  Some made their way to the recovery tent to rest and get some much-needed fluids after such a long run.  Not everyone took advantage of the tent but the organizers made it available for any that needed it.

The old year is coming to a close.  For some it has been a rough year.  Perhaps the year that is passing has taken a toll on your body.  Maybe you are emotionally drained with so many ups and downs.  You could even be experiencing a severe sagging in your spiritual life.  Where do we go?  What do we do to recover from the beating this year has given us? 

I am so glad that our God, the organizer of our race of life has a recovery tent in is Word.  Hebrews 13 has been such a refreshing place for me as I recover from the old year.  I found three separate promises that have helped heal my weary soul.  The first promise is in verse 5 where God says: “I will never leave you nor forsake you”.  We have the promise of God’s unending presence.  No matter where our journey took us this past year, no matter how lonely we felt or how confused we were, we know that our Lord was right there with us all the way.  Another promise God gives us in His recovery tent is his unfailing power.  Verse 6 says: “The Lord is my helper, I will not fear.  What can man do to me?”  Sometimes when we look back on the year we wonder how we made it.  The child of God can always depend on the strength that the Lord supplies.  Finally we can rest upon the promise of His unexplainable peace.  Heb. 13:20 describes our Lord as: “the God of peace”.   One thing that prevented me from falling apart this year was that calming peace of God that passes all understanding. Have you had a rough year?  Walk into God’s recovery tent and rest awhile upon the promises of His unending presence, His unfailing power, and His unexplainable peace.

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