Coffee to the Rescue

Yes, this photo is a fairly good representation of my current life. However, my pill box is quite large with 4 compartments per day: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime. Yep, that’s how I roll these days.

Coffee Break: Recharge Your Brain read an Internet headline and could I ever relate to that! I am definitely a coffee drinker and very thankful that its pick-me-up properties help ease me into my day. I awaken with a migraine almost every day, which really fogs my brain. Usually a strong cup of coffee (or two) will jumpstart my migraine med into high gear and help me better able to face whatever the day holds.

After reading that headline, it occurred to me that if coffee can boost our energy levels a bit, how much more we could be recharged by diving into the Word of God:

“Therefore do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” —2 Corinthians 4:16

In this Scripture passage, Paul is urging us not to dwell on our present circumstances and trials, but instead focus on God’s grace in our lives. It is He, after all, who gives us the hope and faith to hold on …  no matter how yucky we’re feeling.

I am always impressed by how often Paul—who continually praised God in the midst of the many trials, persecutions and imprisonments he endured—encourages us to look outward to God rather than inwardly focusing on our daily concerns.

What an example Paul is! He never lost heart over his dire circumstances. In fact, he urged his followers to use these situations to draw closer to God in order to be spiritually and emotionally renewed. Paul’s close relationship with the Lord gave him the confidence to rely on the Holy Spirit’s strength when things were
toughest for him.

That’s what all of us can do. During those times when we feel we absolutely cannot go on, let’s not let fatigue or pain keep us from drawing closer to God and renewing ourselves with His refreshing spiritual nourishment.