The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul…
— Psalm 19:7
Many of us have heard the saying “every day with Jesus is sweeter than the next”. However, if we were to be honest with ourselves we would confess that it is not true. It is not helpful to put unrealistic expectations on people (or yourself) when you know it not to be true. Some days with Jesus are sour. Some days are dry. Some days we can feel so depressed that we don’t even want to get out of bed. If every day with Jesus were sweeter than the next, there would be no need for “reviving” of the soul. God understands that not every day is better than the next, and He gives us the perfect answer – The law of the Lord.
When your soul is feeling dry, or weak, or depressed… open the word of God and pray that it would minister revival to your soul. The difficult part about this application is that on these lowest of days, the last thing we want to do is open the word of God. Your flesh and the enemy will try to convince you that reading the word is pointless and that nothing will change. In these dark times it is very helpful to recognize that those feelings are the voices of your flesh and/or the enemy trying to pull you away from the one thing you need.
Heavenly Father, your law is perfect, reviving my soul. I thank you for providing me with the remedy to bring renewal to my spirit in times of spiritual drought. Help me remember this verse and application whenever those times come. In Jesus’ Name I pray, AMEN!