I attended a worship event tonight. The speaker’s theme was shalom: peace, rhythm, rest. It is so easy to lose ourselves in the anxiety of the constant.

We get caught up in the whirlwind of daily life, only to look back and feel overwhelmed by the ratio of work and rest. We all have meetings, work, and activities to manage. On top of that there’s friends, family, significant others. The important thing to remember is that rest is necessary for each of us. It should be scheduled into each day. None of us can go, go, go without crashing.

Take the time to recharge, friends. Make time for hobbies that fuel you. Journal, listen to or make music, read, take a nap. Turn your phone off for this time. It isn’t selfish to recuperate.

So, whether you’re a student or a working adult (or both): rest, reflect, recoup. In the face of many struggles it isn’t easy to keep going, but in order to keep going you need to make stops. The things that need to get done will get done. I’ll leave you with this verse:

“For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help.” (Ps. 72:12)


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